Deeper and Dehd In Conversation for Talkhouse, Both on tour in the EU / UK!


Deeper and Dehd sat down before our 10 Year show at Thalia Hall and recorded a conversation for The Talkhouse. Click through to read in full and catch both bands out on the road this Fall!

Nic Gohl: Jason, should we start with the band that we both shared in early 2012?

Jason Balla: The pre-Deeper Dehd band. 

Nic: What did James call the band originally?

Jason: Freeway Minds, after a Kurt Vile song. [Laughs.]

Nic: Also, he didn’t tell any of us that it was gonna be called that. I remember we saw a flyer for the show, and one of us was like, “Who’s Freeway Minds?” 

Jason: That was 2011, I think? It was kind of the first band that we were in, and then it broke apart and turned into Ne-Hi and Deeper and Dehd later on. 

Nic: There was a band called Summer Triangle Love Family that was precursor to some Deeper — there was Nancy Drews, and then Deeper. 

Jason: I still have that tape. Hot fire. 

Nic: So those are the early days. We kind of met through going to parties in college.

Jason: Where we also played some of our first house shows — maybe my first house show at my house. 

Emily Kempf: OK, how did everyone else come into the web?

Nic: Well, fast-forward to now: I saw [Emily] play with Jason’s other band Earring at Cafe Moustache.

Emily: SUPERMAGICAL [playing with] Earring — that’s how I met Jason.

Shiraz Bhatti: My first time meeting you was when Ne-Hi and Nancy Drews played that DIY spot in Logan [Square].

Emily: It was one of the most epic DIY shows. Everyone was crowd surfing, and it was like a weird office space. It was a rager. 

Dehd on Tour

09.28 - Chicago, IL @ Revolution Octoberfest %
10.02 - Nürnberg, DE @ Z Bau (festival)
10.03 - Offenbach, DE @ Hafen 2
10.04 - Chemnitz, DE @ Lokomov
10.06 - Jena, DE @ Trafo
10.07 - Bamberg, DE @ Pizzini
10.08 - Berlin, DE @ Musik und Frieden *
10.09 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow Musikclub *
10.11 - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown *
10.14 - Cologne, DE @ MTC *
10.15 - Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire *
10.16 - London, UK @ The Dome Tufnell Park *
10.17 - Manchester, UK @ Eagle Inn
10.18 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club *
10.19 - Oxford, UK @ Ritual Union *
10.20 - Cardiff, UK @ SWN Festival
10.22 - London, UK @ Rough Trade East (In Store)
10.23 - Brighton, UK @ The Prince Albert

* w/ @twinpeaksdudes
% w/ Parquet Courts

Deeper on Tour

10.18 - Rotterdam, NL @ Left of The Dial Festival
10.19 - London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
10.20 - Norwich, UK @ Wild Paths Festival
10.21 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
10.22 - Leeds, UK @ Superfriendz
10.24 - Bristol, UK @ Crofters Right
10.25 - Ipswich, UK @ Smokehouse
10.26 - Lille, FR @ La Malterie
10.27 - Ghent, BE @ Kinky Star
10.28 - Paris, FR @ Supersonic

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