New York City-based pulp punk band DALTON DESCHAIN & THE TRAVELING SHOW will be releasing their debut album, Demons & Dogmen on October 15th. This is a horror-themed concept album that will have an accompanying tie-in novel. You can get more information about the band and their album down below.
From The Press Release
DALTON DESCHAIN & THE TRAVELING SHOW READY THEIR DEBUT ALBUM + TIE-IN NOVEL DEMONS & DOGMEN
Single “Freakshow” hits 50k+ streams in first 8 weeks
For fans of: Coheed & Cambria, The Menzingers, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Say Anything, Danny Elfman, David Bowie
After a run of four EPs, one-of-a-kind Brooklyn pulp-punk act Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show will be dropping their debut LP Demons & Dogmen on October 15. In addition to being available on streaming services everywhere, the physical version of the album will be packaged as a 260-page novel, written by Deschain himself, that expands on the story told in the concept album’s lyrics. A download code for the music will be included with each copy of the book.
The book and album tell the story of a Detroit musician in the 1940s who becomes possessed by a demon and takes over a local circus. When his plans turn deadly, it’s up to a gang of circus freaks, a failed actress, and a psychic janitor to stop him. In book form, it’s a gripping and gory tale in the tradition of paperback pulp horror novels from years past. In album form, it’s a nonstop punk rock freight train, barreling from one soaring melody and punchy drum beat to the next.
Despite the scale of this ensemble story, the music remains accessible to the casual listener, focusing on high-energy, catchy tracks designed to get you singing along, while providing a deeper experience for those that choose to dive in.
Track Listing (bold indicates singles)
- Threepenny & a Blood Red Strat
- Golden One Ball
- The Approximate Girl
- Tin Laurels
- Different Constellations
- There Will Be No Parties When The War Comes
- Sonata No. 1 in Black and White
- Devil’s Night
More about Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show:
Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show are a pulp-punk band from New York City. The perfect intersection of David Bowie, Danny Elfman, Stephen King, and Alkaline Trio, the band is known for dark but humorous experimental punk music, filled with pulpy lyrics about circus freaks, dark rituals, nuclear war, and demon posession.
Formed in 2014 by frontman Dalton Deschain, the Traveling Show has grown a local cult following through their off-kilter shows, including their annual Devil’s Night party just before Halloween in New York City. Hooks, dance beats, ugly riffs, and spooky lyrics promise a show and a listening experience that is wholly unique and infectious. And for fans looking for something more, there’s a whole universe of tie-in novellas explaining the story behind the interconnected songs.
Previous releases include 2014’s The Collateral Vignettes EP, followed by the three EPs that make up their “Character Trilogy”: Roberta (2016), Catherine (2017), and Casey (2019). Remixed and partially re- recorded tracks from the Character Trilogy will appear on Demons & Dogmen.
“To be a fan of Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show is to be an advocate for the future of music.” – Jammerzine
“Successfully blends several subgenres of music with a raucous vibe and warped themes… infectious high-energy music, capable of boosting your blood pressure and exploring themes that are simply unparalleled.” – The Record Stache
“Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show are one of the most individualistic and artistically ambitious bands in New York.” – NY Music Daily
“Dalton Deschain & The Traveling Show’s boundless universe continues to grow, encompassing a large and diverse cast of characters through a combination of music and prose.” – IMPOSE Magazine