DALTON DESCHAIN AND THE TRAVELING SHOW is a pulp-punk band from NYC.
If you’re not familiar with the band, they are known for their dark experimental punk mixed with humor.
That may sound a little strange, but that is what gives them their unique sound. Some people say they’re a little sci-fi and a little rock.
Their latest EP, “Casey”, is the third and final chapter in their 3-EP series. The whole series is one giant long story about a circus ringleader who is possessed by a demon. Each song tells the story of a different character in the story.
Then, on top of the story line, is something deeper. It has an underlying personal message. Dalton says:
“While of course the song fits into our big horror mythos like the rest, I try to make every song about something personal to me as well…‘Man/Thing’ is primarily about how our perceptions of ourselves can swing dramatically between feeling like you’re on top of the world and feeling absolutely insignificant and worthless. Ultimately the best way forward is to just try to remember that you’re everything you are, nothing more, nothing less, and that’s all you need to be. So I guess there’s a little bit of armchair therapy in this one, while at the same time being a spooky swamp demon story, which I think describes the Venn diagram of this band’s interests pretty well.”.
This track is available for download.
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