In typical Dead Air Fresheners style we have released our second album for 2021 and it is NOT the still unfinished Unfriended! As the band continues to play live online every Friday at 5:15 PM Pacific Standard Time we have released a live album on Kill Pop Tarts that captures two of the hottest of those sets:
Each of the sets that are featured on each album “side” (as we’re releasing 8-tracks, cds, and digital sides are all virtual…) is featured in a video on the Dead Air Fresheners YouTube Channel:
Our group went through a lot of changes in 2020 from being housebound to social distance our way through Covid-19, to becoming much more noiserock driven in our most frequently visible incarnation. Through all of this we have worked on the yet to be released album Unfriended. In our efforts to document Dead Air Fresheners in our current noisy guitar sound embodiment we tried working with two different producers but ultimately found our aural palpations too personal to work on outside of our garage. We didn’t fire them they quit, and we’re all still friends. We brought in guest stars, and at least one guest star died of natural causes. Will this album be our Inherit the Wind??? We hope not, and we continue to strive to produce and complete the record ourselves in early 2021. This album is a record about the time we are living in #RightNow and we are proud to provide for you the definitive advance single:
Dead Air Fresheners began 2021 with a bang with the release on Kill Pop Tarts Recordings at exactly the stroke of midnight and the start of New Year’s Day of a collaboration with Dubuque Iowa’s favorite experimental music son Bob Bucko Jr. called Here’s to Letting Go. The album was written by Bob in Iowa then sent to the Dead Air Fresheners for production in the form of duets on each of the four tracks (mixed and engineered by Ryan A. Ray). The album is still fairly minimal, on the theme of moving past the good, bad, and ugly of the previous year. While many people are understandably focusing on the bad and ugly of 2020, music such as this as well as much great art and inspirational protest arose from the tumult.