NEWS : FRI, JUL 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Watch: Deaf Wish Share New Video for “Metal Carnage,” from ‘Lithium Zion,’ Out Today

International tour schedule for 2018 includes U.S. (September 4th-30th) & new European dates supporting Hot Snakes (October 11th-19th)

Lithium Zion, the latest offering from Australian band Deaf Wish is available today, July 27th via Sub Pop Records. Spread through this 11 track album is a veritable buffet of garage-punk energy, post-punk pathos, sardonic wit and the fearlessness that will thrust you to a higher level.  In the words of the bands guitarist/vocalist Jensen Tjhung, who co-directed the video with his bandmate, Daniel Twomey, the new video for “Metal Carnage” features the bands Vocalist/Bassist Lee Parker “burning down Bell St with the Roof Rat up top, riding the lights 200kph down Sydney Rd d-d-do I stutter?!”

Deaf Wish Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Deaf Wish have announced European shows in October, opening for labelmates Hot Snakes from October 11th-19th. These shows will have the band playing, Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and London. Deaf Wish’s North American run will begin on September 4th in Columbus at Spacebar and end 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 be joined 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
Oct. 11- Berlin, DE - Lido $
Oct. 12- Hamburg, DE - Molotov $
Oct. 13- Lund, SE - Mejeriet $
Oct. 14- Goteborg,SE - Pustervik $ 
Oct. 15- Stockholm, SE - Debaser $ 
Oct. 16- Copenhagen, DK - Hotel Cecil $
Oct. 18- Kortrijk, BE - De Kreun $
Oct. 19- London, UK - Oslo $ 
* w/ The Gotobeds
$ w/ Hot Snakes

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 is available on CD/LP/DL/CS worldwide today July 27th, except for the UK on Friday, August 3rd, through Sub Pop [order here].  LP preorders of the album through and select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on hot pink vinyl (while supplies last).

What The People are saying about Deaf Wish’s Lithium Zion + singles:

“The quartet does love those cascading or ascending, hard-strummed octaves and unisons, not to mention singer/guitarist Jensen Tjhung’s vocals, which bear more than a passing comparison to Thurston Moore’s. Also much like Sonic Youth, every member writes and sings, and it all amalgamates perfectly. Guitarist/singer Sarah Hardiman’s rollicking “FFS,” perhaps about the strain of relationships whilst rockin’ (“I see my name up in lights / I see my name but the words are not nice… I feel like a fool / Out playing pool, hitting on you”) crashes into bassist Lee Parker’s “Metal Carnage.” Deaf Wish also know their way around a closer—“Smoke,” by drummer Daniel Twomey, sung by Twomey and Hardiman, is one of the year’s hookier indie-noise thunder-rolls. Deaf Wish remain kings of the daydream nation.” [Album of the Day] - Bandcamp
“FFS” feels like a flame war, a tense pyre to keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.” -Stereogum
“Straightforward and immensely satisfying three-chord garage punk…” - The Guardian

“It’s a boom time for Aussie aggro bands and here’s another corker. Thrill to the high repetition guitars and tough lyrics.” - MOJO

Posted by Rachel White