Photo by Alexa Viscius
Dehd are one of those bands I've known by name without ever having heard them. Based solely on their name, I've always assumed they were a jam band or something particularly heavy. I was wrong. Completely.
Their latest single, "Bad Love," is a ridiculously catchy and dance friendly slice of post punk meets pop. It sounds like a classic doo wop/girl group track put through a bizarro filter that strips out all of the pomp and minimalizes the song while putting a layer of grime on it, while still keeping it pop friendly. "Bad Love" is a stripped down version of post punk and doo wop while being fun as hell. My expectations were so decidedly wrong that it took me a few listens to adjust and enjoy what I was listening to, but I'm slowly getting sucked in as a Dehd fan.
You can watch the video for "Bad Love" below. Blue Skies is due out May 27 on Fat Possum, and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved here. For more on Dehd, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.