Utah's THE DITCH AND THE DELTA has announced a run of summer tour dates in support of their Battleground Records-released Hives In Decline debut LP.
THE DITCH AND THE DELTA's upcoming tour begins in Colorado Springs on August 15th and runs through September 2nd where the band plays Crucial Fest in their hometown of Salt Lake City. The tour sees THE DITCH AND THE DELTA running through the Northern half of the country with shows spanning through the Midwest, East Coast, West Coast, and Mountain regions, and includes a week-and-a-half of dates with labelmates Rozamov. The band is still booking the last few unconfirmed venues with all gaps to be filled in the days ahead. Anybody interested in booking a show in one of the TBA towns listed below can get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DITCH AND THE DELTA Tour Dates:
8/15/2017 Triple Nickel - Colorado Springs, CO
8/16/2017 Barleyscorn - Wichita, KS
8/17/2017 The Deep End - Wichita Falls, TX
8/18/2017 The Lost Well - Austin, TX
8/19/2017 Boom Boom Room - Lafayette, LA
8/20/2017 TBA - Atlanta, GA
8/21/2017 Slims - Raleigh, NC
8/22/2017 TBA - Baltimore, MD
8/23/2017 TBA - New York, NY
8/24/2017 Great Scott - Boston, MA w/ Rozamov
8/25/2017 Space Bar - Columbus, OH w/ Rozamov
8/26/2017 Reggies - Chicago, IL
8/27/2017 TBA - Sioux Falls, ND w/ Rozamov
8/28/2017 TBA - Billings, MT w/ Rozamov
8/29/2017 TBA - Spokane, WA w/ Rozamov
8/30/2017 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Rozamov
8/31/2017 High Water Mark - Portland, OR w/ Rozamov
9/01/2017 The Shredder - Boise, ID w/ Rozamov
9/02/2017 Crucial Fest - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Rozamov
Battleground Records released THE DITCH AND THE DELTA's Hives In Decline in May, unloading one of the most intriguing and unique records under the broad umbrella of doom and sludge metal infused with technical math rock and progressive elements. Engineered by Andy Patterson of Subrosa, Hives In Decline sees the band exploring many aspects of sound design by employing different tunings and modal centers, while lyrically dealing with the resentment and disdain for the mono culture these three men from Mormon-dominated Utah exist in daily. The LP also features a swarm of guest solos from Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin, Iceburn) on the track "Fuck On Asphalt."
Hear THE DITCH AND THE DELTA's Hives In Decline at Bandcamp HERE and order the LP at Battleground Records HERE.
"A sludge band hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah might feel frustrated by the environment they live in. For THE DITCH AND THE DELTA, their upcoming album, Hives In Decline, works through the suppression and alienation of everyday life... hits like a ton of bricks." - Decibel Magazine
"The album is well constructed, a rounded experience, with three songs either side of an interlude; no weak link track, and subtle variations between them, keeping your wits on alert... a delicacy in its construction that nods towards post-metal thinking, building an emotional charge that explodes out in post-sludge brilliance." - Ninehertz
"...my words just won't do this band justice, save to say that the first thing that comes to mind is that they are perhaps my greatest new discovery of the year so far and their mixture of mathematically progressive Neurosis infused sludge, is a breathtakingly fresh heavy infusion of all the best elements of many of your favourite bands, moulded into something genuinely exceptional and unique." - The Sludgelord
"THE DITCH AND THE DELTA craft exceptional sludge metal featuring plenty of riffs, guitar solos, and grooves, all of which are super important for sludge metal, especially come summertime... This trio is definitely one to keep an eye on, as Hives in Decline is one of the best albums of the year so far..." - Brutalitopia
"Intricate, intense and invigorating all in one, it is a totally solid slab of sound from beginning to end. I always respect a three-piece that can produce a sound with balls. And, THE DITCH AND THE DELTA have balls the size of Alpha Centauri. The craftsmanship within some songs is as delicate as lace surrounded by screaming concrete." - Skulls N Bones