In the Thick of 2022

THIS JUST IN: A great review of our album from last year on the Personal Archives label in the fabulous A Closer Listen online experimental music blog: https://acloserlisten.com/2022/04/09/dead-air-fresheners-a-collection-of-drone-noise-shanties/

A Collection of Drone & Noise Sea Shanties is highly creative and surprisingly respectful, the art punk experimentalists honoring their invented micro-genre from unique angles.  The shanties are abraded, restructured and repurposed, the paint cup into which the brushes are dipped.  The sea seeps through the walls of the recording, waterlogged words become instrumental passages, and an ailing vessel limps to port, crew ravaged with scurvy, delirious for the sight of land.”

We were honored to be interviewed by legendary Seattle experimental musician and now DJ Eric Muhs on his local music program Back Yard Deep Dive on KBFG 107.3 FM (Ballard Baby!) Eric got us to open up about our performance philosophy we never knew we had and picked out interesting pieces from throughout the group’s history with a focus on collaborative numbers.

While we keep putting the finishing touches on the fabled Unfriended record we once again accidentally recorded and released an entirely different album. The Last Asteroid is both a look at the future and the past for Dead Air Fresheners. The title track has been a single on Kill Pop Tarts with the B-side(also included on the album) “Mining Yr. Space Rock” for well over a year now. The last piece on the record “That Happened When I Wasn’t In the Room”, however, is in fact the very first recording by the Dead Air Fresheners, dating back to 1996 or 97 (we’re not even sure!) Meanwhile there are other older pieces, but also a couple brand new ones, including “Sandy Planet” which the group finished on 12/31/2021 as the album went to press. “Sandy Planet” is dedicated to Sandy McAdams, a family member of the core of Dead Air Fresheners, who passed away just after Christmas.

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