Friday, March 4, 2022

Deer Scout - "Peace with the Damage"

Photo by Felix Walworth

Last month we sung the praises of Deer Scout, the musical project of New York City native Dena Miller. I described her previous single as folk meets bedroom pop. On "Peace with the Damage," Miller leans a little more heavily onto the folk side of things while still not quite landing in folk. This one is more of a folk adjacent singer/songwriter track. It also has one of the more interesting back stories you've heard in a while. Seriously. As Miller says:

"'Peace With The Damage' is a song by my father, Mark Miller, originally recorded by my parents’ band, Spuyten Duyvil. My dad is one of my favorite songwriters and this is a song I always wanted to record even though it’s a little bit of an outlier on the album. It’s a retrospective song about the past and regret. We recorded it together as a duet with me singing both parts, 4 years apart, so it feels like a conversation between a past and present self. My dad played guitar and was generous enough to trust me with it."

You can listen to "Peace with the Damage" below. Woodpecker is due out April 8 on Carpark Records, and can be pre-ordered and pre-saved here. For more on Deer Scout, check out the artist's Twitter and Instagram.

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