Dehd has exciting news for fans: their fifth studio album, Poetry, is set to release in May under Fat Possum Records. This much-anticipated album follows the success of their 2022 album, Blue Skies. Offering a glimpse into the new album, Dehd has released “Mood Ring,” which blends various musical styles in a fuzzy, vibrant bop that explores a romantic affair between the protagonist and a motorcyclist.

Poetry is an adventurous time capsule that embraces exploration and experimentation, and Dehd — WXPN Artist to Watch from June of 2022 — immersed themselves in nature to find its inspiration. The writing process transformed into a road trip, bringing bassist and vocalist Emily Kempf from Taos, New Mexico to the Puget Sound, where the experience was described as “Eating, Sleeping, Breathing, Living – our sole purpose was to write.” You can hear one of the results, “Mood Ring,” below.

Dehd will be gracing various festivals this winter and spring, to build up an 18-city headlining North American leg of the Poetry Tour in the fall which includes a stop at The Foundry in Philadelphia on October 22nd. Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday, February 2, at 10 am ET.

Dehd - Mood Ring (Official Video)

Tour Dates:
02-29 San Francisco, CA – Noise Pop Festival
03-03 Seattle, WA – Freakout Weekender
03-24 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
04-28 Austin, TX – The Far Out Lounge (Austin Psych Fest)
05-26 Napa, CA – BottleRock Napa Valley
06-01 Northampton, MA – Field Day Festival
10-17 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
10-18 Montreal, Quebec – Les Foufounes Électriques
10-19 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10-22 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at the Fillmore Pennsylvania
10-23 Washington, D.C. – The Howard Theatre
10-25 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
10-26 New Orleans, LA – Chickie Wah Wah
10-27 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10-31 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
11-01 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
11-05 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theatre
11-08 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
11-09 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
11-11 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
11-12 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall