As we are wrapping up our premiere weekly series, we are joining forces with Dalton Deschain & The Traveling Show for the exclusive stream of their thunderous new EP Casey. The album takes some of the best elements of the NYC flave (think The Strokes) and give it a great spin of their own.
Casey comes as the band’s fourth EP. It provides the third and final segment of their Character Trilogy, which includes Roberta (2016) and Catherine (2017). All of the band’s releases follow one continuous pulp-horror story about a circus ringleader possessed by a demon in the 1940s.
As with past releases, the band has an accompanying chapbook available for sale featuring lyrics, illustrations, and a short story titled “The Dogman” written by Deschain, that delves deeper into the characters (available via Bandcamp). Illustrations by David Flamm.
About the EP, Dalton comments “I just wanted to make our most fun EP to date. We sort of slowed things down with Catherine, made something a bit more experimental and weird, but if you see us live, that’s not exactly how we like to define ourselves. A friend recently described our music as ‘campy and punchy,’ and that’s what I wanted to bring to this project.”
In addition, we also got an exclusive one comics from the chapbook and 2 pages from Deschain’s short story “The Dogman”. Fans can buy the full chapbook as physical or ebook, included with the EP, via Bandcamp.