We stopped by WFMU’s Jersey City station and had a great time with girl-group expert & darling DJ Sheila B! It was so much fun (and an honor!) to perform on her show, and to talk with her about the new record.
I took Atwood Magazine through my new album "Variety Hour" - track by track. 🍊 What they had to say about the record:
“…a brilliant amalgamation of the past and present: A bright, transformative record of identity and experience, femininity, life, love, and everything in-between.”
Head over to their site to read about each song!
My debut album “Variety Hour” is out now!
After releasing a number of EPs and singles over the years, it feels amazing to put out a full-length record. When I look back, it’s kind of overwhelming to think about all the hours, efforts, favors, late nights and love that went into these tracks. Each song is it’s own story, and I always imagined them flowing as if on a 1960s TV variety show, with the host (yours truly) tying it all together. I hope it brings you as much joy as it’s brought me to make this. ❤️
This record would not have been possible without the unbelievable love and support I am lucky to receive on a regular basis. To say I’m “grateful” is a gross understatement.
… to my amazing husband and #1 collaborator David, whose support is the definition of unwavering, who sacrificed sooooooo much sleep to help me bring these ideas to life, whose endless curiosity makes him not only a constant student but a true master at what he does. He produced, he arranged, he played instruments, he mixed, he tweaked, he conceptualized… he dove headfirst into this world with me, and I would not be able to do what I do without him.
… to my wonderful team and YouTooCanWoo studio family. Derek for the brilliant playing, gorgeous orchestration and brotherly support. Christine for being the most enthusiastic cheerleader, backup singer, manager, and hand-clapper extraordinaire. Eric (aka “Doc”) for bringing that soulful joy to the live set. Zach for that bass magic. Lea for the undying support. Robert for being an ideas-man for how to bring this to the world. Darius and Erin for making lovely details happen.
… to everyone to played a tambo, hit a drum, slapped a bass, programmed a sample and more. Over the years, there were a lot of collaborators that made these recordings into what they are.
… to my dearest family and friends for always listening and supporting what I love to do. Especially my son Desmond who has heard this record come together since before he was born.
… to you for being here with me on this journey!
My latest single “Back In Time” is streaming now on Soundcloud - thanks to a premiere over at Substream Magazine. While I was writing it, I kept envisioning New York City in black and white and a woman walking slowly and defiantly with this song in her head. If you dig it, make sure to pre-order “Variety Hour” now, coming out February 5th!
Produced by David Perlick-Molinari & moi, orchestration by Derek Muro, photo by Kelly Bolter, recorded at YouTooCanWoo in Brooklyn, NY
I can’t believe it's already 2019! It's a perfect time to reflect & be grateful for all the good times we had last year. To name just a few, my husband and I had a beautiful, healthy baby boy(!), we released a bunch of singles, and we announced our debut album “Variety Hour”! Click below so you can listen as soon as it's out on February 5th! 🍊
I am so excited to share this record with you. It is the first full-length Deidre & the Dark record, made over many, many hours with my favorite collaborators, with plenty of sweat and quite possibly a few tears, and I'm very proud of how it came out. The release countdown has begun!
Thank you so much for being here - your support means everything to the band, our team and me. I hope your new year is off to a great start!