A Deer A Horse Share New Track “Backswimmer”

A Deer A Horse are excited to share “Backswimmer,” the first single and title track from the band’s upcoming EP. Due out March 10th via Custom Made Music, the Brooklyn trio have become one of the city’s hardest working bands and it shows on their latest single.

“‘Backswimmer’ is inspired by the series Making A Murderer, and named after an insect that, while swimming, can see both above and below the surface of the water with its large split eyes. The song itself came from a home recording Rebecca made with a very Devo-esque monotonous bass line. She brought it to rehearsal, but like most of our songs, we ripped it apart and put it back together. Rebecca penned the lyrics with the concept of someone constantly swimming against the tide, partially submerged or stuck in an inescapable cycle. It’s that idea of taking two steps forward and one step back, unable to escape a system designed to work against you. As a finishing touch, Dylan had the idea of adding in a series of grooving offbeat hits as a bridge. In a way, this mind-fuck of a bridge is reflective of the greater meaning of the song: just when you think you know what’s going to happen next and you have it all planned out, the bottom drops out and you’re left reeling.”

The band will be heading down to Austin around this year’s SXSW; full dates can be found below.

Tour Dates:
2/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
2/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (Planned Parenthood Benefit)
2/17 – Queens, NY @ Footlight
2/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Friends and Lovers
3/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
3/09 – Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
3/10 – Norfolk, VA @ Charlie’s American Cafe
3/11 – Ashville, NC
3/12 – Atlanta, GA @ House Show
3/14 – Austin, TX @ Homoground (SXSW)
3/14 – Austin, TX @ Beerland (SXSW)
3/15 – Austin, TX @ Cliche Collective #WCW Show (SXSW)
3/16 – Austin, TX @ Hard Luck Lounge (SXSW)
3/18 – Austin, TX @ Free Rent ATX – Kitty Cohen’s (SXSW)
3/19 – Austin, TX @ Smear Magazine (SXSW)
3/21 – St. Louis, MO @ FOAM
3/22 – Nashville, TN
3/23 – Louisville, KY @ Magbar
3/24 – Columbus, OH @ No Culture Live
3/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Palanzo’s
3/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Slime Time Live
3/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bushwick Public House
4/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Our Wicked Lady
4/11 – New York, NY @ Ethyl’s
4/13 – New Brunswick, NJ
4/14 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Artists Guild
4/15 – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College
4/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Our Wicked Lady

Photo by Lauren Galloway

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