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    releases July 14, 2017

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Pulp-punk band Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show are back with the second entry in their EP trilogy. Featuring new single "Tin Laurels" and fan-favorite "Approximate Girl," Catherine pushes the band in a more atmospheric and experimental direction.

This album furthers the band's alt-history sci-fi/horror saga by telling the tale of Catherine, a young girl in the 1940s who moves to Detroit to follow her dreams just before the city crumbles into depression and poverty. "Tin Laurels" is a Bowie-inspired post-punk atmospheric groove, layered with intricate drums and bass under a static guitar line. "Approximate Girl" is a rolling thunderstorm of a ballad; soft guitars are intercut with lightning flashes of drums, building to a roaring climax. The songs are bridged by a bizarre, off-putting interstitial that takes the poetry of dadaist Tristan Tzara, and sets it with a choir of digitally harmonized voices. Never boring and always strangely alluring, this EP is unlike anything the band has released thus far.

As with the last EP, Roberta, physical copies of Catherine come with a 60-page chapbook, featuring an original short story by Dalton and illustrations by Mike Shoykhet. Fans of the ongoing Traveling Show narrative will not want to miss this story, which gives us our most illuminating view to date of the expansive universe that's being built by the band.

Digital copies come with a PDF copy of the book.


releases July 14, 2017

Dalton Deschain - Vocals, Guitars
Jo Kroger - Vocals
David Warpaint - Bass
Phil Harris - Drums

All music by Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show
All lyrics by Dalton Deschain, except for Track 2
Text for Track 2 by Tristan Tzara, excerpted from the poem “Approximate Man”

Recorded at Kill Infinity Studios and The Ice Plant

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 David Warpaint

“Catherine” written by Dalton Deschain

Illustrations by Mike Shoykhet



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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 for details.


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Track Name: Tin Laurels
When you got to the city
You had 200 dollars
A photo of your father
You thought that that was all you’d need

Once you got settled in your corner
Out your dirty window
Was a four-story monster
Wearing the outline of a crown
Graffito coronation

He was up on every billboard
You heard him on the air
Every meal from tin cans
You listened to your neighbors pray
“He takes all the desperation away”

Don’t give up on this city
I’m no different from you
And I need you
(Has anyone ever been in love like this?
Has anyone, anywhere, ever been in love like this?)

Paper idols in their tin laurels
We will take them as they come