In the official video for Deaf Wish’s tense and epic track “The Rat Is Back” guitarist/vocalist Jensen Tjhung directs himself, delivering an unpredictable, humorous, and menacing performance. This new offering is from the band’s great forthcoming album, Lithium Zion.
Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Deaf Wish have scheduled US tour dates in support of Lithium Zion, beginning September 4th in Columbus at Spacebar and ending September 27th-30th in Memphis for Gonerfest. The tour will include stops in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, San Francisco, Atlanta, Austin, New Orleans and an appearance at Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival (September 6th). Along the way, Deaf Wish will join Sub Pop labelmates The Gotobeds (September 7th; 9th-14th).
Sep. 04 - Columbus, OH - Spacebar
Sep. 05 - Asheville, NC - Mothlight
Sep. 06 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch
Sep. 07 - Baltimore, MD - Joe Squared *
Sep. 08 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
Sep. 09 - Boston, MA - Great Scott *
Sep. 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - The New Shop *
Sep. 12 - Cleveland, OH - Now That’s Class *
Sep. 13 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx *
Sep. 14 - Chicago, IL - GMan Tavern *
Sep. 18 - Seattle, WA - Highline
Sep. 19 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Sep. 20 - Arcata, CA - Outer Space
Sep. 21- San Francisco, CA - The Knockout
Sep. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon
Sep. 23 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Sep. 25 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
Sep. 26 - New Orleans, LA - Poor Boys
Sep. 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Sep. 27-30 - Memphis, TN - Gonerfest
* w/ The Gotobeds
The music on Lithium Zion was collaboratively written by Deaf Wish, with each member taking turns on lyrical and vocal duties throughout the album. Lithium Zion was recorded at Head Gap Recording Studio in Melbourne in April of 2017 with Nao Anzai, and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young of Total Control (who also mixed the group’s “St. Vincent’s” 7” single and Pain album, both released on Sub Pop).
Lithium Zion will be available on CD/LP/DL/CS worldwide on Friday, July 27th, except for the UK on Friday, August 3rd, through Sub Pop right over here. LP preorders of the album through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on hot pink vinyl (while supplies last).