We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Deaf Poets’ new song “King (Don’t Matter)” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album Lost In Magic City, which is scheduled to be released on May 5th.
Deaf Poets comments on the song:
“‘King (Don’t Matter)’ was a late addition to the record. We wrote the song as we were finalizing the tracks to ‘LiMC.’ The song is about our ups and downs of growing up playing music together. Somewhere along the years, we seemed to have forgotten why we started playing together. ‘King (Don’t Matter)’ is our reminder that we started because it’s all we ever wanted to do and its what truly makes us happy. We are going to keep pushing forward no matter what happens.”
April 6 – Drip – Orlando, FL
April 7 – Funky Buddha Brewery – Oakland Park, FL
April 8 – Respectable St – West Palm Beach, FL
April 14 – The Delancey – New York, NY
May 5 – Taverna Las Rosas – Miami, FL (LIMC release show)
May 10 – The Warrior – Tallahassee, FL
May 11 – The Handlebar – Pensacola, FL
May 12 – Hi Ho Lounge – New Orleans, LA
May 13 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX
May 14 – The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
May 15 – Burt’s Tiki Lounge, Albuquerque, NM
May 16 – Tavern By The Creek – Tempe, AZ
May 24 – Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR
May 25 – The Highline – Seattle, WA
May 26 – Reef – Boise, ID
May 27 – Street of London – Denver, CO
May 29 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
June 1 – Vintage Tap, Delray Beach, FL
June 3 – Churchill’s, Miami FL
About Deaf Poets:
Hell-bent on bringing the raw grit back to Rock & Roll, Deaf Poets signature lo-fi sound resonates far beyond their home base of South Florida. Their effortlessly vintage cool tunes suggests Detroit, Nashville, New Orleans, but they are proof that the love of raucous rock is global and slick, modern Miami Beach is as good a place as any to make it.
The two-piece band consisting of Sean Wouters (Lead Vocals / Guitar) and Nico Espinosa (Vocals / Percussion) aim to create music that fosters community and collaboration, “the mechanics of today’s music industry are insanely complex,” marvels Wouters. “The idea that we all live in a time where everything is so readily available and accessible has lead our attention spans to be unforgiving. With collaboration we can bring more artists together building once again a community.” Espinosa also adds they hope the music can serve as “reminder that music is an art form and it’s supposed to evoke emotions and not always be strictly business.”
Their music is the embodiment of hard-hitting drums with distortion-soaked guitars. Wouter’s childhood influences, such as Jimmy Page and Kurt Cobain, led the duo to combine elements of 70s rock, with the aggressiveness of 80s punk, and an added aspect of 90s grunge to define their sound. The pair met in elementary school; and during their high school years, they went through a long process of musical experimentation, which ultimately led to the founding of Deaf Poets. “Music just always felt right and I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else,” said Wouters. “I was never driven by the idea of fame or success but to truly express myself in what I feel is sacred and especially sharing that with my best friend.”
The duo cemented their place in the South Florida indie scene by performing at numerous music venues across the city – ultimately earning the title, “Best Band of Miami” in 2014 as well as being apart of the, “20 Most Influential People of Miami” award in 2015, by The Miami New Times. Their single, “Degenerate Mind”, from their debut album ‘4150’ was selected to be a part of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 video game soundtrack and was also featured in Classic Rock Magazine‘s compilation CD in 2014.
The accolades don’t stop there – Deaf Poets have become regulars at iiiPoints music festival, performing for four years in a row alongside acts like Mac Demarco and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. In 2015, Deaf Poets supported the indie dance duo, Matt and Kim, and have also shared the stage with dynamic acts including Best Coast, The Naked And Famous, Thievery Corporation, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, and more.