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New Show Announcement – Dunellen, NJ

DFH @ Roxy & DukesWe’ll be joining APOLLO UNDER FIRE (featuring DC (Eye Empire) & Peter Klett (Candlebox)) as they make their Jersey debut on Wednesday, June 15 at Roxy & Dukes. Join us. Tickets available.


A Word…

It’s been quite a little while since we’ve filled you in on what we’ve been up to, so we thought an update was in order.

We’ve been away from the live circuit for a bit because we really wanted to focus on crafting some new music. And so, we’re happy to say that we’re knee-deep in writing our new record which we hope to release in the coming months. There are a lot of really cool sounds and songs being written and we’re proud of how everything is coming along. Some of it familiar; some different; but it’s all very DFH.

In the meantime, behind the scenes, we’re trying to figure out the right way to bring these songs to life. We hope to get into the studio very soon. We’ll have more information on that as we get it.

That’s all for now. We miss you all and really hope to see you again.


Dead Fish Handout 2015

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Greetings…

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.

| Matthew | Rob | Darren | Mark |
DFH


What is the Dead Fish Handout?

’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.

To ensure you don’t miss out, sign up for our mailing list, which can be found all year long on our website under the CONTACT tab.

Or sign up using the form below:

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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]


Thanksgiving Sale

This weekend, we’re slashing prices on all items in our DFH Store: http://deadfishhandshake.bigcartel.com/

Thanksgiving Sale


“Nothing Stays Gold” – Performance Video [trailer]

Trailer for our upcoming performance video of “Nothing Stays Gold” available here:

directed by Chino Marin


Update

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).


Cryptic Rock Review of Rock Carnival

Many thanks to the fine folks over at CrypticRock.com and Aint-Tellin Photography for taking the time to review and photograph our set at the Rock Carnival.

http://crypticrock.com/the-food-truck-rock-carnival-unforgettable-in-oak-ridge-park-clark-nj-9-20-15/ Cryptic Rock


New Show Announcement – New York City, NY

DFH @ Slake

DFH @ SlakeWe’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.


Thank you, all!

Rock Carnival

Rock CarnivalA huge thank you everyone that came out to support us yesterday. It was a fantastic experience and I’m glad we got to share it together!!! (photo by Jeff Crespi)


Food Truck & Rock Carnival

Rock Carnival

Rock CarnivalThe 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


DFH – Live at the Food Truck & Rock Carnival

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DFH selected for the main stage at the Food Truck & Rock Carnival.

DFH wins the Crusade - selected for main stage.

DFH wins the Crusade - selected for main stage.The results are in…

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!!!


DFH – “The Crusade” (Final) – Live at Crossroads, Garwood, NJ

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.


DFH – “The Crusade” – Live at GameChanger World, Howell, NJ

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


New Show Announcement: 07.25 – Kenilworth, NJ

DFH @ 10th Street Live

DFH @ 10th Street Live 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


Rescheduled Date – 4.18.15

CrossroadsLast 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.


New Show Announcement: 03.18 – Millville, NJ

DFH at Levoy Theatre

DFH at Levoy TheatreMatt 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


New Show Announcement: Hartford, CT

DFH @ Sully's

DFH @ Sully'sIt’s been a little while since we’ve been back to CT to visit our friends. On March 21st, we’ll be at Sully’s in Hartford, CT with our buddies in Civil Drone. Save the date.


Show Announcement – 02.21.15 – Garwood, NJ

DFH @ Crossroads

DFH @ CrossroadsWe return to the Crossroads in Garwood, NJ on Saturday night, February 21 to strip it down for an acoustic set. Showtime at 11pm. Hope to see you there.


Dead Fish Handout 2014


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.


An Evening With Dead Fish Handshake (Providence, RI)

DFH @ DUSK

DFH @ DUSKWe are back in Providence, RI with an acoustic evening in Providence, RI when we return to DUSK on Friday, 01.02.

Come out and help us kick off 2015. 


Weekend Sale at DFH Store

Weekend Sale

Starting Black Friday through Cyber Monday, get up to 50% off on DFH merch through our official store: http://deadfishhandshake.bigcartel.comWeekend Sale/


New Show Announcement: Maxwell’s Tavern

We’re excited to take part in the new Maxwell’s Tavern. Playing alongside our good friends, Crewman Number Six. Hope you’ll join us on Friday night, December 5th.DFH - Live at Maxwell's Tavern, Hoboken, NJ