The Deslondes are set to return with their sophomore album ‘Hurry Home‘ on June 23rd via New West Records. The 13-song set continues their studied and inventive take on New Orleans country and R&B but also represents a sonic shift with a more electrified sound. Long combining elements of early Stax, Sun, and Atlantic Records with the influence of a more raw, stripped-down sound gleaned off field recordings from Alan Lomax and the Mississippi Records catalog, the band have now incorporated psychedelic flourishes that bring to mind the sonic experimentation of Joe Meek, Lee Hazlewood and The Velvet Underground.

Named after the street in the Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans where the band first came together, The Deslondes have continued to tour relentlessly since Doores and Cutler departed their roles in Hurray For The Riff Raff to focus entirely on the band. The Deslondes met up last winter at New West Records’ studio and rehearsal space in Athens, GA., and recorded everything for five days, working out new songs and arrangements. With a batch of 20 new songs, they invited their longtime producer & engineer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Benjamin Booker) to New Orleans to begin tracking that summer, creating a makeshift recording studio at The Tigermen Den in the Bywater neighborhood. The album that emerged was ‘Hurry Home’.

“It’s a fitting title for this album because our lives and our songwriting revolve around leaving and returning, or searching for, home,” says the band. “And home can be a physical place, a relationship, or a state of mind.”

THE DESLONDES TOUR DATES
May 19 – Opelousas, LA @ The Whirlybird
May 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Bayou Boogaloo
May 21 – Mobile, AL @ Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
June 6 – Austin, TX @ 3Ten (Austin City Limits Live)
June 7 – San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
June 9 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
June 10 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
June 11 – San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
June 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
June 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
June 16 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
June 17 – Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern
June 18 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
July 3 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at the Crofoot
July 5 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
July 7 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
July 11 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
July 12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
July 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Jalopy Theatre
July 14 – Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
July 15 – Greenfield, MA @ Green River Festival
August 25 – Eksjo, SE @ Backarp Kulla
August 26 – Borlange, SE @ Broken Dreams
August 27 – Stockholm, SE @ Southside Cavern
August 28 – Goteborg, SE @ Pustervik
August 29 – Malmo, SE @ Folk a Rock
August 31 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
September 1 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache
September 2 – Erfurt, DE @ Franz Mehlhose
September 3 – Oldenzaal, NL @ Cobblestone Club
September 4 – Groningen, NL @ De Oosterpoort
September 5 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
September 8 – Gstaad, CH @ Country Night Gstaad
September 16 – Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots