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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Also includes 60-page "Casey" eBook, featuring brand new short horror story "The Dogman" written by Deschain, illustrations by David Flamm, and lyrics.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $3 USD  or more

     

  • The physical release of the "Casey" EP comes as a paperback chapbook featuring:

    -Immediate download of the "Casey" EP
    -A 50-page short story written by Dalton Deschain
    -Illustrations by Dave Flamm
    -Lyrics

    Casey tells the story of a circus freak known by the rubes only as the fearsome Dogman. At heart though, Casey is a simple sweetheart who cares only for his newfound circus family. One day a mysterious interloper shows up at the big-top tent with a strange fascination for Casey. This man seems to have a strange influence over Casey, and Casey finds himself pushed into doing jobs for the man that he doesn't want to do...jobs that have increasingly violent ends...

    Includes unlimited streaming of Casey via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Casey is the fourth EP from NYC pulp-punk band Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show, and the final entry in the Character Trilogy that started with 2016's Roberta. The EP is their most high-energy and catchiest to date, featuring the soaring hooks of A-side “Rabid,” and the grimy rhythms and honking baritone sax of “Man/Thing.” The album comes packaged with an accompanying 60-page chapbook, featuring lyrics, illustrations, and a short story written by Deschain about the characters in the album.

NOTE: The above pre-order is only for the digital copy of the album. The full physical 60-page chapbook will be available for order starting September 27.

credits

released September 27, 2019

Dalton Deschain - Vocals, Guitars
Jo Kroger - Vocals, Keyboards
Day Clancy - Bass
Phil Harris - Drums

All music by Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show
All lyrics by Dalton Deschain

Recorded at Kill Infinity Studios and The Ice Plant
www.killinfinitystudios.com
www.theiceplant.com

Engineered by Dalton Deschain and Wayne Silver
Produced by Dalton Deschain
Mixed and Mastered by Dalton Deschain at Kill Infinity Studios

Album Artwork by Katie Ann O’Brien
Album Design by Day Clancy

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Dalton Deschain New York, New York

Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show are a pulp-punk band from NYC that tell stories loudly. Get ready for a weird-ass tale about circus freaks, nuclear war, and demonic possession that you can sing along to. Visit daltondeschain.com for details.

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Track Name: Rabid
“Right away, Bethany,”
He’d reply
A glimmer of hope hidden in his misshapen eyes
He’d fetch a paper from her locker
What an honor to be given commands

He asked her then behind the bleachers,
Not a sound
As a furrowed concern covers his sloping brow
And as he snarls over crooked teeth
And her giggles turn to shrieks,
“You’re a monster and a freak,
And your puppy love means nothing to me.”

Oh I heard you, Bethany

You told me to run away, run away
(get away)
But no one’s laughing at the Dogman now,
At the Dogman now, no
And you know I follow what you say, what you say
(whatever you say)
Well no one’s laughing at the Dogman now, at the dog
I ran away and joined the circus
Where we make sure nobody hurts us
Never again

“Right away Casey,”
They reply
All the hope draining from their terrified eyes
He’d squeeze them out a little harder
With his claws all digging into their necks

The ending’s never ever easy
Even now
As his trail of bodies turns him inside out
They’re playing tricks on his mind
And the Dogman starts to cry
And he’s howling at the sky
When they die they all have Bethany’s eyes

But in his broken mind

She tells him to

You never asked me to stay
But here I’d sit
Obedient, every day
You know they let me bark the orders now
It’s nothing personal, I just wanna
Make them proud

And you’re the one who said to run away, run away
(get away)
But no one’s laughing at the Dogman now,
At the Dogman now, no
And you know I follow what you say, what you say
(whatever you say)
Well no one’s laughing at the Dogman now, a rabid dog
Just ran away and joined the circus
The motherfuckers all deserve this
I ran away and joined the circus
Track Name: Man/Thing
I was born on a standpipe
Flopping onto land like
The creature from the Flint lagoon

Michigan she raised me,
A wolf and a baby,
Kill our food and howl at the moon

I’ve been called a body resurrected at the foot of Krakatoa
A tape delay echo of a supernova
A wave of radiation burning shadows into pavement like a…

Like an atom
Like an atom

I used to believe them but that’s all over
What I really am is dislocating my shoulders
Pulling frantically against the straitjacket’s hold
Over a case of undiagnosed claustrophobia

Like an atom
Like an atom

‘Cause I’m smart
But I ain’t rich
I think it’s safe to say you don’t know who you’re messing with
Do you know who you’re messing with?

I’m gonna kill this city
Slit its skyline and bleed its streets
There’s malice in its shadows and its taken all my pride from me

And I’ve been called a lazy hypochondriac who can’t get a real job
An overeducated and potential wasting art snob
Trying to learn to farm while stumbling naked in the garden like I’m

Like I’m Adam
Like I’m Adam

I used to believe them but that’s all over
I used to believe them but that’s all over
I used to believe them but that’s all over

I am everything I am

I’m an atom

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