On May 27th, Chicago-based indie rock trio Dehd will release their new studio album Blue Skies via Fat Possum. The album was recorded in their hometown Chicago by the band’s singer and guitarist Jason Balla. The album was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Portishead, Arctic Monkeys) and mastered by Heba Kadry (Deerhunter, Beach House, Cate Le Bon).
Dehd’s fourth album Blue Skies (and the first to be released by Fat Possum) offers another jolt of timely hope, but with twice the power. The 13 songs on the album feel like torches in the dark, acknowledging how difficult everything can be, from love and sex to living and dying, while drawing inspiration from their own experiences.
The enthusiastic reception of Flower of Devotion gave Dehd access to more resources – budgets, studios, producers. But instead of looking for something new, they invested in themselves, their process and their deep belief in what they had always done. They booked the same studio where they had recorded Flower of Devotion, but tripled their stay so they had time to play with arrangements and indulge in a wonderland of drum machines and synthesizers.