Los Angeles-based alternative rock band Dead Sara have released their Atlantic Records debut EP, “TEMPORARY THINGS TAKING UP SPACE.” The new EP, featuring the single “Anybody” is available at https://deadsara.lnk.to/TTTUSPR. Additionally, the band has announced a slew of fall headline dates, on sale now. The dates begin September 5th at Valley Bar in Phoenix, AZ and continue through October wrapping up with a hometown headline show at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom on October 20th. For tour dates and ticket info, please visit deadsara.com.
Earlier this week, Blackbook premiered “Anybody,” and said, “With its lush, melancholy synths and wall of fuzzed out guitars, it’s veritably a new paradigm of the dark, gritty pop they’ve come to be known for (think: the sonic grandiosity of Garbage + the explosive passion of Lykke Li).” Prior to the release of “TEMPORARY THINGS TAKING UP SPACE,” Billboard premiered two highlight tracks, “UnAmerican” and “Heaven’s Got A Back Door.”
LISTEN TO TEMPORARY THINGS TAKING UP SPACE – https://deadsara.lnk.to/TTTUSPR
With “TEMPORARY THINGS TAKING UP SPACE,” Dead Sara takes an extraordinary, yet still very natural step forward. Produced by Tony Hoffer, known for his acclaimed work with Beck, M83, and Air, the EP sees the trio – Emily Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Siouxsie Medley (lead guitar), and Sean Friday (drums) – confidently expanding their already adventurous sonic palette with the incorporation of synthesizers and electronic percussive elements. In another first, Dead Sara welcomed collaborations with outside songwriters including Tommy English (BØRNS, Ladyhawke) and GRAMMY® Award-winner Simon Katz (Jamiroquai, Sia) while continuing to push their own creative songcraft even further. The result is a powerful new work more than capturing Dead Sara’s epic drive and resounding ambition.
“We finally have the music we’ve been looking for,” says Emily Armstrong. “We rebuilt everything to get here. There’s a lot of growth. Now it’s so exciting to see how this unfolds. I think we can reach a whole new level with these songs.”
Since the independent release of their 2012 self-titled debut, Dead Sara has quietly carved a foothold at the forefront of the 21st-century rock vanguard through a one-two punch of raucous riffing and sky-high vocals. Along the way, the trio has earned high-profile fans such as Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick (who praised Armstrong’s “strong, urgent sound” in The Wall Street Journal) and Muse’s Matt Bellamy (who invited the band to serve as special guests on Muse’s 2013 North American arena tour).
2015 saw Dead Sara unveil their sophomore offering, “PLEASURE TO MEET YOU,” while continuing to tour as headliners, special guests and festival favorites. What’s more, the trio repeatedly lit up the small screen with high profile live performances spanning ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The CW’s The Vampire Diaries. For updates and more, please visit www.deadsara.com.
DEAD SARA 2018 TOUR
9/5 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
9/7 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
9/8 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
9/9 – Houston, TX – White Oak Upstairs
9/11 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
9/12 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
9/14 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Purgatory Stage
9/15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
9/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/18 – Washington, DC – Black Cat Back Room
9/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
9/22 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
9/23 – Toronto, ON – The Drake
9/25 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
9/27 – Indianapolis, IN – HiFi
9/28 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
9/29 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
9/30 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10/2 – Denver, CO – Moon Room
10/3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
10/5 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
10/7 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10/11 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
10/20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom