DZ Deathrays Go Brutal and Ecstatic on 'Gina Works at Hearts'

Aussie duo share a taste of their summer album 'Black Rat'

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Last we heard from Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley's DZ Deathrays, they delivered the quieter, but bursting, "Northern Lights." Now the two-man Aussie posse are back with "Gina Works at Hearts," an itchy punk missive that plays like the aural equivalent of an awful/incredible night out on the town. With brutal riffs cribbed from metal, vocals that'd fit right in on a Fugazi classic, and ecstatically warped melodies that recall Hot Hot Heat, these two plant a firm flag for their summer album, Black Rat. Oh, and in case you were fooled by the seemingly static video panel above, look again — there are rats crawling all over the cover art.

DZ Deathrays tour dates:

March 9th - Austin, TX @ TBC SXSW - IHEARTCOMIX Party
March 10th - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas + The Volstead Lounge SXSW (midnight)
March 12th - Austin, TX @ TBC SXSW - Dine Alone Showcase
March 13th - Austin, TX @ The Blackheart Bar SXSW - Hide + Seek 2 (1:45)
March 13th - Austin, TX @ B.D. Riley's Pub SXSW - Sound Gallery 2 (4:00)
March 13th - Austin, TX @ TBC SXSW - Inflated, Gold Robot... (c. 12:15)
March 14th - Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall SXSW - Exploding in Sound Showcase
March 15th - Austin, TX @ Wonderland SXSW - I OH YOU / Kissability Showcase (c. 12:30)
March 15th - Austin, TX @ TBC SXSW - IHEARTCOMIX Showcase (2:30)
March 15th - Austin, TX @ Maggie Mae's SXSW - Aussie BBQ (5:35)
March 15th - Austin, TX @ Bar 96 SXSW - Official Showcase (12:00)
April 20th - Milton Keynes @ Crawford Arms, UK ++
April 21st - Guildford @ Boiler Room, UK ++
April 22nd - Nottingham @ Nottingham Bodega, UK **
April 23rd - Bristol @ Trifinity, UK **
April 24th - Birmingham @ Academy, UK **
April 25th - Brighton @ Concorde 2, UK **
April 26th - Carlisle @ Brickyard, UK ++
April 27th - Glasgow @ Oran Mor, UK **
April 28th - Manchester @ Club Academy, UK **
April 29th - Norwich @ Waterfront, UK **
April 30th - London @ Electric Ballroom, UK **
May 1st - Liverpool @ Sound City, UK **
May 2nd - Leeds@ The Cockpit, UK ++
May 3rd - London @ Old Blue Last, UK ++
May 4th - Maidstone @The Rafters, UK ++

** w/ Blood Red Shoes
++ w/ Slaves

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