Deap Vally Announce Final Album “SISTRIONIX 2.0” And Farewell Tour
Los Angeles rock duo Deap Vally is set to release SISTRIONIX 2.0, a reimagined version of their debut LP, on February 1st, 2024, marking it as their final musical project. The double LP will feature a collection of demos, unreleased covers, re-recordings of limited-release b-sides, rarities, and more, encapsulating the essence of the band’s journey and will be self-released via Deap Vally Records.
Fans can now pre-order the vinyl, exclusive bundles, and the digital LP, which includes a new cover of The Rolling Stones‘ “Ventilator Blues.” The release is accompanied by a lyric video that spans 12 years of the band’s history, edited by band member Julie Edwards with filming contributions from Anthony Ferrara and Dan Clarke.
“Covering ‘Ventilator Blues’ was a special privilege to pay homage to one of the greatest bands in rock’n’roll history,” said Lindsey Troy. She expressed her excitement about the track, recorded in 2014, finally being available to the public.
Julie Edwards spoke about the significance of “Ventilator Blues” to Deap Vally, describing it as a reflection on the inevitable end and a fitting tribute to the band’s conclusion. She shared the emotional process of creating the video, which involved revisiting a decade of the band’s performances and experiences.
“‘Ventilator Blues,’ one of our favorite Rolling Stones songs, is a song about the inevitable end we are all hurtling towards, and we felt it was a perfect way to soundtrack the final chapter of Deap Vally. To assemble this video, I sifted through archival footage from twelve years of heavy riffs, sweat, and dream-fulfillment. This was a very cathartic exercise and I recommend it for anyone confronting the end of a project that meant everything to them. This video would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of videographer and director Anthony Ferrara, who filmed some of our earliest shows, and has continued to bear digital witness to us up until the present day,” explains Edwards.
Watch Deap Vally’s “Ventilator Blues (The Rolling Stones cover)” lyric video below
To commemorate their last hurrah, Deap Vally will perform a series of farewell concerts, playing SISTRIONIX in its entirety. The tour will celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary with dates on across North America, starting in San Diego at the Casbah on November 10th.
Lindsey Troy reminisced about SISTRIONIX, calling it “classic Deap Vally“ and a capsule of an exciting and adventurous era. Julie Edwards hinted at the possibility of future collaborations despite the band’s live performance cessation, focusing on the duo’s friendship. “Though the band is playing live for the last time, the door is open to us to collaborate. Now we’re all about re-establishing a workflow and connection around our friendship, after all we’ve shared together along the way,” she expressed.
Deap Vally‘s trajectory has been a wild ride since their 2012 debut single “Gonna Make My Own Money.” They’ve produced three albums and engaged in notable collaborations, sharing stages with industry giants. However, life’s demands, from pandemics to motherhood, have led the duo to step away from traditional band life.
As they prepare for their final bow, Deap Vally embraces the end of an era with pride and gratitude for their unique creative partnership and the memories forged along the way.
Deap Vally Tour Dates
November 10 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
November 11 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory ^ *
November 15 San Francisco, CA @ August Hall ^ ~
November 17 Portland, OR @ Star Theater ^ ~
November 18 Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall ^
November 19 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ^ ~
February 8 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #
February 9 Nashville, TN @ Basement East #
February 10 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
February 11 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club #
February 13 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom #
February 14 Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat #
February 16 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts #
February 17 New York NY @ Le Poisson Rouge #
February 18 Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom #
February 19 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz – JUST ADDED
February 20 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace – JUST ADDED
February 22 Detroit, MI @ The Magic Bag – JUST ADDED
March 9 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram *
March 15 Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar + Billiards
March 16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 17 Denver, CO @ Marquis
March 18 Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
March 20 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
March 21 Dallas, TX @ Trees – JUST ADDED
April 18 Mexico City, MX @ Foro Indie Rocks!