As we wind down the year, we wanted to wish everyone a great holiday. We had an awesome 2015, all thanks to all of you that continue to support us. Looking forward to more fun in the new year. We’ve been holed up in our studio writing the next [long overdue] DFH release which we hope to release in 2016.
In the meantime, as tradition, we jumped into the recording studio for our annual Dead Fish Handout. We love digging into our various different influences and bands we enjoy when trying to narrow down the list of possible songs to cover. This year was no different. We took to an acoustic version of a song called “The Scientist” by Coldplay. It’s a very chill song with a little bit of DFH to it.
We hope you enjoy it.
Thanks again for the continued support.
See you all again in 2016.
’round this time, every year, we jump in the studio for an acoustic take of a song or artist that we are fans of. It began back in 2010 with and we’ve done one every year since. We record the song and send it out to you, our DFH Family. And so on Christmas morning, a new Dead Fish Handout awaits in your email inbox. It’s a simple “thank you” to all the people who continue to support us and allow us to do what we do. We appreciate it more than you know.
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All past Dead Fish Handouts are available to stream via our YouTube Channel.
Dead Fish Handout 2010 – “River of Deceit” [Mad Season]
Dead Fish Handout 2011 – “Under The Milky Way” [The Church]
Dead Fish Handout 2012 – “When Doves Cry” [Prince]
Dead Fish Handout 2013 – “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” [U2]
Dead Fish Handout 2014 – “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” [The Police]
This weekend, we’re slashing prices on all items in our DFH Store: http://deadfishhandshake.bigcartel.com/
Trailer for our upcoming performance video of “Nothing Stays Gold” available here:
directed by Chino Marin
Writing and sifting through ideas for the long overdue DFH follow-up record has kept us busy. We have some pretty rad stuff we’ve cooked up. Some different. Some right in line with what you’d expect from DFH.
We’re starting to narrow the list down in order to demo some of it with hopes of hitting the studio very soon.
In the meantime, we shot a performance video for “NOTHING STAYS GOLD” which will be out soon. Here’s a little taste of it. (directed by Chino Marin).
We’re inching closer and closer to heading back into the studio to get started on a long-overdue new record, but we have an evening in New York City before that happens. Join us on October 16th at Slake | NYC with our friends, Syka.
The weekend is here. And we hit Main Stage #2 on Sunday at 3:50pm SHARP!!!
So many awesome bands…some of which we grew up listening to…and then there’s our little name, right alongside them. Ain’t that something?
Much thanks to everyone that continues to support Dead Fish Handshake because without you, we don’t get these opportunities!
For those attending, try to catch as much as possible. There are a bunch of our friends’ bands also playing various stages!
There’s still time to get your tickets at: www.therockcarnival.com
Here are the set times for this weekend’s Rock Carnival!
We’re excited to announce that Dead Fish Handshake has been selected to play the main stage on the Sunday date of next month’s Food Truck & Rock Carnival alongside Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Clutch, Anthrax, Skillet, Crobot, Like a Storm & more!!!
Thank you so much to all our friends and supporters that helped us get here. To all the judges, sound engineers and venues that hosted the various rounds, thanks for the opportunity!!!
We’ll see ya in a couple weeks!!!
We’re on the way to performing at the Food Truck and Rock Carnival in Clark this September. Thanks so much to everyone who’s gotten us this far. We’re stoked to share the event bill with so much talent, but still need your help getting on the main stage.
So, on August 30th, we’ll be playing a set at the Crossroads in Garwood. Hope you all can come out and help us take that next step. We go on bright and early. Set time: 2:30 pm sharp!
They’ll be taking 4 bands from this show to play the main stage at Oak Ridge Park alongside the likes of Slash, Stone Temple Pilots and more.
NOTE. The date and location ARE indeed correct.
Original date for this was 8/29 in Rahway, but has been swapped to 8/30 at Crossroads.
We have an opportunity to earn a slot at this year’s Food Truck and Rock Carnival in September. But first we need your support.
On Saturday, July 18th, we are performing a 30 minute set at GameChanger World in Howell, NJ for a chance to advance to a final showcase in late August.
We have $12 advanced tickets. Please come out and help support us as you always do for a chance to play the main stage at the ROCK CARNIVAL among some of rock’s biggest names.
Tickets available here: http://deadfishhandshake.bigcartel.com/product/ticket-the-crusade-at-gamechangerworld-howell-nj
We’ve been in writing mode for a new release. Lots of great ideas brewing. But it’s also been a little while since we’ve seen each other. So let’s remedy that.
Join us on 07.25.15 at 10th Street Live in Kenilworth, NJ
Last month’s weather-related postponed show has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 18th at 10:30 pm. A full band acoustic performance at Crossroads in Garwood. Hope to see all our friends that night.
Unfortunately, due to the weather, tonight’s show at the Crossroads has been postponed. You never want to have to cancel a show, but there comes a time when you have to consider the circumstance. The safety of everyone involved is paramount and the risk is not worth it. We’ll have a new date soon. In the meantime, stay safe. See you all soon.
Matt and Rob will be performing a special acoustic set at the beautiful Levoy Theatre in Millville, NJ alongside the Gin Blossoms. Tickets available thru this link: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=4995180
If you’re on the DFH mailing list, we hope you received and are enjoying this year’s DEAD FISH HANDOUT. It’s always a real treat to re-imagine these songs in our own little way. Have a safe holiday. See you all soon.
Starting Black Friday through Cyber Monday, get up to 50% off on DFH merch through our official store: http://deadfishhandshake.bigcartel.com/
There is no shortage of awesome people that have and continue to support the music we’ve been a part of over the years. Tim Louie of The Aquarian Weekly is one of those people. Much thanks, friend.
Here’s what he had to say about the new Dead Fish Handshake single, “Nothing Stays Gold”:
“A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned Dead Fish Handshake’s new single, “Nothing Stays Gold.” Well, guitarist Rob Ferreira emailed me a copy of the song and I will say it sounds like Dead Fish Handshake have really grown as songwriters. “Nothing Stays Gold” is needless to say “golden.” Singer Matt Paul’s vocals sound stronger than ever and the music and production on “Nothing Stays Gold” really puts Dead Fish Handshake up there with some of the big names in rock if you ask me. You can purchase “Nothing Stays Gold” on iTunes or Amazon, and you can check out Dead Fish Handshake at deadfishhandshake.com.”
Thanks all for tuning in to WDHA as our new song was played for the first time. Much thanks to the lovely Lindsay Klein for the continued support and helping us launch this new release. IT HAS ARRIVED.
Head on over to iTunes to grab a copy. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nothing-stays-gold-all-time/id916333864 or
Also available through CDbaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/deadfishhandshake7
On the heels of the release of their sophomore EP, subsequent tour and direct support slots with Paul Rodgers and rock veterans Queensryche, 3 Doors Down & Scott Stapp, Dead Fish Handshake has returned from the studio with the first taste of new music since 2012.
Sevendust guitarist, Clint Lowery, was brought back into the fold in an effort to expand upon the sound that defined the band from 2012′s effort ‘The Sixes’. DFH has dialed up the intensity on their new single, “Nothing Stays Gold”, on its way to rock radio. Along with “All Time Low”, this new ‘double’ release is the first of what promises to be a series of singles delivered over the next year. New, fresh, but very much the Dead Fish Handshake sound you’ve come to expect from Matthew, Rob, Darren & Mark.
In a time where the industry is a far cry from what it used to be and listeners seek out a new flavor each week, DFH is locked in and set on taking their listeners for a memorable audio experience with lasting power.
All hands on deck in making the most of every opportunity.
Nothing stays gold. They know it.
“…great riffs and near perfect arrangements with hooks that you won’t be able to get out of your heads” – The Aquarian.
“Nothing Stays Gold / All Time Low” will be available September 9, 2014 on iTunes and Amazon. For more information, including upcoming tour dates, log onto www.deadfishhandshake.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.