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Unfriended. Prepares for Landing

In September of 2019 Dead Air Fresheners began toying around with the idea of creating a guitar driven noiserock album. We talked to a friend with a lot of great audio production and engineering skills and some notoriety as an undergound experimental artist about producing it. Lots of Google Drive folders were created. A pandemic hit. Our producer friend left the project scratching their head. Another experimental musician friend who wanted to produce rock bands came on board. And left scratching their head. We started playing every Friday at 5:15 PM online to fight the pandemic until vaccines arrived. Some other geopolitical stuff went down. We continued to work on the album which we called Unfriended. We also had other moments of inspiration that had nothing to do with what we were doing with Unfriended. (including in collaboration with other artists) and so released other singles and albums while we continued to work on this now seemingly mythical record. 3 years passed and we put out a total of 6 other albums while constantly telling the world Unfriended. was coming! We finished it at the Beginning of 2022 and submitted it to the label we’d been talking the whole time about giving it to. They liked it but feared some legal issues that we didn’t have a convincing argument around. So we dialed up Bob Buck Jr. over at Personal Archives and asked him if he’d have us again on his fine label. A release date of September 11, 2022 was set. We can’t really believe it but that date is upon us!

PRE-ORDERS are Available Now! Over at the Personal Archives site you may order the limited edition CD version or the digital version NOW. We have three sample pieces streaming including the just released “Have You Seen Junior’s Grades” featuring the legendary poet Chuck Swaim who we had not had the pleasure of working with in over a decade, and first ever for us collaboration with Olympia underground metal guitarist Eddie Shredder AKA Pizza-T! Check it!

For those in or near Portland, Oregon, we’ll be having a free all ages live performance to celebrate the official release on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 5 PM at the awesome independent record store Speck’s Records & Tapes in the beautiful Kenton neighborhood of North PDX. JOIN US!

Before Covid-19

2020 began with the Dead Air Fresheners holed up in the garage, hiding from the rain, capturing fuzzy guitar sounds for a new album tentatively titled Unfriended. Then the pandemic hit… Early rumblings are of a noisy electric lunch and we provide the rawest of tastes below.

The final Dead Air Fresheners performance for 2019 (and in fact for the whole decade of the 2010 which has been a very active decade for the band) was in scenic Lake City, Seattle Washington in the Lake City House Apartments Community Room. The show was captured for your viewing enjoyment:

Our Portland OR/Seattle WA recording label Kill Pop Tarts has been very busy releasing all of our albums in physical form on 8-track tape and compact disc, as well as producing a new album for our friend, ally, and sometime member Four Dimensional Nightmare. While we will continue to release albums in digital form on Postmoderncore and Personal Archives (and anybody else who will take us really), Kill Pop Tarts is our main point of contact to seek band merchandise and promotions. Check out this great new video Ryan A. Ray from the label directed for us!:

Saturday September 7th we played a benefit for the coolest radio station in the multiverse Freeform Portland with Masonique and the Social Stomach.


In honor of fallen Dead Air Freshener Deanne McAdams who passed away on August 3, 2011, we performed at the 12th Annual St. John’s Nofest on the 8 year anniversary of her passing. We played a piece of hers from her Leopards album called “Ghost Cracked Glass” and expanded on it with samples and loops of her guitar, playing her two guitars live, and live drumming by her 11 year old son and other drummers. The show was in a tent at Green Anchors right near where she left us.


The Dead Air Fresheners are celebrating the Summer Solstice of 2019 with the release of Brother Calls our new album of new age monster music on Postmoderncore.com (the album is available for free stream or download there and cds and 8 track tapes may be purchased direct from the band).

The album will be premiered to the world by the ever illustrious Tunacan Jones on his exciting online radio program The Top Dollar Hour on http://radionope.com Tunacan interviewed the group about the new album and will be interspersing this with highlights from the new record.

10 PM Pacific Standard Time, 1 AM Eastern Standard Time

8 days later on 6/29/2019 we play the 25th Annual Olympia Experimental Music Festival!!!


To protest the hipsterization of vinyl, Dead Air Fresheners have made the bold decision to release all of our material henceforth on compact disc (CD) and 8-Track Tape. Digital copies of our songs will continue to exist to the extent that a series of zeros and ones can exist. Please consider purchasing one of these fine recordings:


Record Store Day! 4/13/2019 FREE ALL AGES AT SPECK’s RECORDS in Kenton! Visit the Facebook Event Page!


WATCH A Recent Perfromance!:




Photo by Joe Mabel at 24th Olympia Experimental Music Festival, Olympia Artesian Well Commons 6/17/2018 Father’s Day.

ALL AGES EARLY SHOW IN PORTLAND! Dead Air Fresheners open for Vern Rumsey of Unwound and Kento Oiwa of IQU at Speck’s Records and Tapes in Kenton! Saturday, January 5th 7 PM. First show of 2019!


Join the Facebook Event for More Info!

DEAD AIR FRESHENERS to Release New Album: EVIDENCE OF SUPERSTRUCTURES II at St. John’s Nofest XI on Saturday, September 15th The album will be available online including free streaming via the Postmoderncore recording label starting 9/15 and there will be physical cds available at the Nofest performance.




Dead Air Fresheners were honored to perform as part of the Creative Music Guild’s Offset Music Series at Turn Turn Turn in Portland OR on Wednesday May 2nd 2018. Portland OR filmmaker Ryan A. Ray directed the following video of the opening of “The Golden Egg”:

The Completion of the Trilogy of performances of the piece “If Elvis Were An Ostrich” has now been officially released by the Dead Air Fresheners. Each performance may be viewed and enjoyed entirely on it’s own, but we recommend for the full comprehension of the piece to watch and listen to all three in sequential order.

Upcoming Recent Shows in Portland & Seattle:


Free Experimental Music at Lake City House:

The Free Infrequent Experimental Music series hosted by the Dead Air Fresheners at the Lake City House Community Room in Seattle WA continues!

We are pleased to present at this all ages rec room concert:

Robert Millis (of Climax Golden Twins, AFCGT, Sublime Frequencies) https://robertmillis.net/

Dead Air Fresheners (from I-5) https://soundcloud.com/dead-air  https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDeadAirFresheners

Cyclopsycho (from Olympia WA) https://cyclopsycho.bandcamp.com/

Wednesday, February 28 at 8 PM – 11 PM

12546 33rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125-4502, United States


IN THE NEWS: Great recent review by  of Fast Radio Bursts in the excellent Raised by Gypsies cd review blog: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 CD Review: Dead Air Fresheners “Fast Radio Bursts” (Personal Archives)

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RECENT SHOWS: Once again this year we opened the festivities Saturday, September 23rd in the Historic (and soon to be renovated and gentrified) St. John’s Square for Nofest X!


We premeired/produced a new piece called

“X is X unless X x X”:


On the following Monday, September 25th, we returned to Seattle for another Lake City House Community Room performance! Presenting drone and noise sea shanties with special guest Forest Friends opening the show!

From this we created a track that will be on our forthcoming album A Collection of Noise & Drone Sea Shanties:


We played a BBQ in North Portland on Labor Day with some awesome bands:

Sea Moss (who were an absolutely amazing drum and electronics duo that you should see any chance you get!)
Paranahead (really cool solo bass guitar)
Humanity’s Fading Glow (dj extraordinare)
…and more?  Our set, a piece entitled “Evidence of Superstructures” is available for your watching and listening enjoyment:



As we write this the world is reeling from images of young wealthy white men in polo shirts with tiki torches surrounding, brutalizing, and in one case killing those who would stand against their message of racism and hatred. While the Dead Air Fresheners are a surrealist and not a political group, the very real spectre of fascism in America, and the sick youth marketing of hatred that is the “Alt-Right” forces us to make clear – we do not tolerate the intolerant. After the horrors in Charlottesville we were happy to join a benefit for the victim’s. Saturday, August 19th, we will be playing a themed set with the powerful force that is Jennifer Robin at the Blackwater Bar for Portland ABC.


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Info on the show is HERE! Stats

In addition, we are thrilled to present a completely unrelated Brand New Dead Air Fresheners Song! It follows a recent trend of oceanic inspired pieces that seem to indicate we may be working on an album of drone sea shanties.


JOIN US March 20th in Lake City Seattle for a rec room performance you will not forget! One year ago we played in the Community Room of Lake City House with Fhtagn and this year we are honored to host special guest, Seattle’s own: FFEJ!


We present our Brand New song! With all the talk about the weather, we couldn’t help but comment through music. “Anticipating Coastal Swells”.

Check out our elaborate railway centered video for “Time to Say Goodbye” the last song from Fast Radio Bursts!

THIS JUST IN-EST!:  It’s Done! It’s Out! It’s Here! the new Dead Air Fresheners album Fast Radio Bursts “produced” by Bob Bucko Jr. on the Personal Archives label. Available in compact disc or digital download, you can stream it for free RIGHT HERE!

PREVIOUSLY JUST-IN (because we released TWO albums this year):

We performed a record release gig the evening/afternoon of March 19th/20th live in Portland OR in our garage studio and netcast via Periscope to projection at the Audio Foundation in Auckland, NZ marking our first international club performance! Below are the two videos captured from the Aukland side of the netcast.

We are very pleased to announce the arrival of the new two track Dead Air Fresheners digital album on Auckland’s Postmoderncore.com:   Extension Cord Symphony 9 

Available for free download or audio stream on the PMC label website. 


EVEN BEFORE THAT JUST IN IS THIS JUSTER IN: Our 2016 Recording Release Blitz starts on Valentines Day with “5 Minutes in Dog Years”  a  track on this great local Portland compilation:

THIS JUST IN: Dead Air Fresheners have TWO new albums coming out in 2016. The first is an internet only affair on New Zealand’s Postmoderncore Label and will feature a release party in March that uses the internet to occur in both continents. More details soon! The next will be released (formats still to be determined, but physical copies will exist!) on Dubuque, Iowa’s Personal Archives imprint and will be produced by brilliant label honcho Bob Bucko Jr.! To get an advance taste of that album, check out this preview remix by Bob!

DeadAirFresheners.com was first launched as a domain to be reckoned with in 2001 but we let it die back when it was clear that everybody accessed everything on the internet via My Space, and that was never going to change. Well, we’re baaack…

Please visit our Zephy Memento Mori to learn the history of the group including videos and biography. Then check out some audio recordings of the band for stream and/or download on the Dead Sounds from Out There page!

New Tracks on Soundcloud! We’ve started uploading tracks both historical and fresh to our Dead Air Fresheners Soundcloud page. Check it out, music wants to be heard.

A full discography page with links to recordings of the albums is on our near horizon as well.