Do No Harm (LP) The Deer

Do No Harm (LP) The Deer

"Do No Harm feels like a game-changer for Austin, TX’s The Deer. Vocalist Grace Rowland’s lilting, gorgeous voice seems to float above the band’s dreamy, lived in melange of country, folk, and rock. When you least expect them, the honeyed voice of the mandolin strikes up, fuzzed up electronics kick in, and swirling keys chime into the mix. It’s a hypnotic, heady brew, sure to appeal to fans of spaced out, wistful dream pop with a backwoods, down-home quality and a slight Southern Gothic edge."

Bandcamp Album of the Day

Bandcamp Album of the Day

"...The Deer’s fourth album and debut for Keeled Scales, Do No Harm, feels like the bleeding edge of a breakthrough, a country-rock dream machine somewhere between a jolt and a drift. The best of these 10 songs drape tapestries that could have been lifted from Beach House’s practice space across songs that occupy a space adjacent to folky musicians like Hiss Golden Messenger." - Grayson Haver Currin

Austin360 On The Record

Austin360 On The Record

"Following up 2016′s impressive 'Tempest & Rapture,' the Austin-via-San Marcos outfit further establishes itself as one of the city’s best bands in any genre with 10 songs that defy simple genre categorization. That’s very much to their credit. Singer Grace Rowland would be an immediately arresting presence in any ensemble, but this is very much a full-band collaboration, with Michael McLeod, Jesse Dalton, Alan Eckert and newest member Noah Jeffries all adding color..." - Peter Blackstock

The Deer Call For Peace

The Deer Call For Peace

"'The Deer singer Grace Rowland calls 'Swoon,' from the Austin, Texas quintet's upcoming fourth album Do No Harm, 'a conversation between peacemakers from all directions, from all sides.' 'I think everybody is trying to find their balance,' Rowland tells Billboard of the song, premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Oct. 22)." - Gary Graff

THE DEER ANNOUNCE NEW LP ‘DO NO HARM

THE DEER ANNOUNCE NEW LP ‘DO NO HARM

The Deer have formed a breed of folk entirely uninhibited, all in all its own, and absolutely captivating.

A Blend of Pop

A Blend of Pop

"There is a sense of adventurousness across Do No Harm, one that convinces us that synth and fiddle can not only take up space together, but sound totally natural that way. The fearless dipping of toes into such a whirlpool of sounds results in something that ultimately feels new and fresh, pulsating with life and color." - Maeri Ferguson

THE DEER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

THE DEER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

"Drawing on family history (such as that of her paternal grandparents working for Bell Helicopter in Iran before the 1979 Revolution) as well as a plethora references (from 60s rock opera Hair to Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five), Do No Harm forms a considered and dedicated examination of conflict, as well as the common humanity which violence upends. If division is a product of distance and ignorance, then The Deer seek to close the gap, a peacemaking operation..." - Jon Doyle

The Deer Sound Refreshed

The Deer Sound Refreshed

"The track opens like it’s coming out the back of a truck rolling down the road. There’s free sense to how it plays out. The way the vocals dance off of the noodled guitar and hook filled stride makes for a magical sound. The backing vocals stay in the pocket, the drums stay snappy and the additional instrumentation creates a broad tone."

THE DEER - MOVE TO GIRLS

THE DEER - MOVE TO GIRLS

"'Move to Girls' is big, imposing and haunting, thanks to ample reverb and blooming engineering credited to the band bassist Jesse Dalton. Though you may be pulled out of the fog at certain points by Grace Rowland’s airy vocals and Noah Jefferies' staccato mandolin playing, nothing can really save you from slipping away into the beat and sway of the instrumental." - Thomas Paparella

Heavy Rotation: September Songs

Heavy Rotation: September Songs

"The Deer's haunting and gorgeous style still holds onto the delicacy of Rowland's solo acoustic arrangements, but the eclectic talent of her bandmates is nothing to overlook when it comes to their moody and incapacitating sound. Toting some clean guitars and an upbeat indie-inspired groove, 'Confetti to the Hurricane' is one of a dozen new songs on The Deer's upcoming full-length, Do No Harm, out Nov. 1." — Jack Anderson, KUTX

The Deer Share Latest Single

The Deer Share Latest Single

"Do No Harm gleams with the powerful cohesion known only of bands who’ve been together for years. Though genre-fluidity and sonic experimentation are at the core of The Deer’s work, their upcoming LP lays down distinction with a graceful thump — a beautiful, confident conclusion of audial explorations." - Tommy Johnson

The Deer releasing new album

The Deer releasing new album

"We’re premiering lead single “Move To Girls,” which is a lovely folk song with an atmospheric edge that should appeal to fans of other artists in or around the Keeled Scales family (like Big Thief)." - Andrew Sacher

99 Austin Acts at SXSW

99 Austin Acts at SXSW

"The Deer - Earthy indie folk, dense with elements of dream-pop and chamber music, that treads transcendental realms. Grace Rowland Park's voice levitates and glows like a lightning bug over a psychedelic mushroom patch of electric and acoustic instruments. Nocturnal third album Tempest & Rapture landed in 2016 as a career highlight." – Kevin Curtin

Best Folk Band

Best Folk Band

The Deer won an Austin Music Award for Best Performing Folk Band in 2018.

Runner-Up: Best Austin Band

Runner-Up: Best Austin Band

RUNNERS-UP: Calliope Musicals, Bob Schneider, Guy Forsyth, The Deer, Vallejo

Culture Collide

Culture Collide

20 Austin Bands To Watch in 2018 - by Gillian Driscoll

Best of Austin 2017

Best of Austin 2017

Best of Austin Music Videos by Do512

Black Fret announce grant recipients

Black Fret announce grant recipients

"The 10 acts receiving $18,000 grants are: Jackie Venson, Warren Hood, Sarah Sharp, Carolyn Wonderland, Bright Light Social Hour, Whiskey Shivers, Eric Tessmer, the Deer, Mobley and Leopold & His Fiction. They were selected by Black Fret members, who pay $1,500 annual dues to attend private functions throughout the year along with the opportunity to nominate and vote on grant recipients." -Peter Blackstock

BLACK FRET ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

BLACK FRET ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

On the heels of awarding a total $500,000 in grants in just three years, local nonprofit takes 2017 by storm with fantastic lineup of Austin musicians.

Austin Music Awards 2016-17

Austin Music Awards 2016-17

Folk: Hayes Carll Runners Up 2. Love & Chaos 3. Madisons 4. The Deer 5. Jaimee Harris 6. Folk Uke 7. Calliope Musicals 8. Sons of Santos 9. Wild Child 10. Shakey Graves

Austin Music Industry Awards in 2017

Austin Music Industry Awards in 2017

Album Art 1) Hayes Carll, Lovers and Leavers 2) Reckless Kelly, Sunset Motel 3) The Deer, Tempest & Rapture 4) Charlie Faye & the Fayettes 5) Golden Dawn Arkestra, Stargazer

3 AUSTIN BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW

3 AUSTIN BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW

"The Deer call their music 'Transcendental TX Folk,' but the words 'ethereal,' 'poetic' and 'downright gorgeous' also come to mind. Fronted by Grace Park and Jesse Dalton, this is a band for sitting down and listening while harmonies wash over you." - Lisa Wyatt Roe Austin Insider

Austin Music We Loved Most in 2016

Austin Music We Loved Most in 2016

The Deer – Do Return “Do Return” showcases the band’s experimental and drowsy sound. It’s a perfect track for music fans looking to indulge themselves in dream-pop music.” - Lauren Gribble, editor Austin.com

Top 10 Austin Albums of 2016

Top 10 Austin Albums of 2016

1) Paul Cauthen, My Gospel (Lightning Rod) 2) Shearwater, Jet Plane and Oxbow (Sub Pop) 3) Hayes Carll, Lovers and Leavers (Hwy 87) 4) Okkervil River, Away (ATO) 5) Sarah Jarosz, Undercurrent (Sugar Hill) 6) Croy & the Boys, Hey Come Back 7) Harvest Thieves, Rival 8) The Deer, Tempest & Rapture (Owl Bum) 9) Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow, From the Forest Came the Fire (Modern Outsider) 10) Will Courtney, Planning Escapes (Wren & Shark) -Doug Freeman Austin Chronicle

TOP 10 LOCAL ALBUMS

TOP 10 LOCAL ALBUMS

"The Deer, 'Tempest & Rapture.' Marrying melodic-pop instincts to inventive arrangements and rhythms, the eclectic outfit with San Marcos roots delivered 17 tracks that go down easy even when the music is complicated." -Peter Blackstock Austin American-Statesman

SITCH SESSIONS: THE DEER, 'WINTER TO

SITCH SESSIONS: THE DEER, 'WINTER TO

"There was nary a chill in the air at Old Settler's Music Festival in Austin, Texas, when the Deer took some time to sing "Winter to Pry" for us. Still, the song couched its prophesy of what was to come in a lovely bit of poetry: 'I’m the harvest moon on an Autumn night. I’m watching your shadow pass through my light,' Grace Park sings. 'I’ve been broken asunder, over the line, like the teeth of the harrow rusted in time.'"

Review: The Deer - Tempest & Rapture

Review: The Deer - Tempest & Rapture

"The quintet's crafty layering of Park's and bassist Jesse Dalton's pristine pipes into soaring vocal orchestrations repeats throughout the hourlong LP, striking Beach Boys-quality harmonies on 'Alchemical Happiness' and guitar-crunched 'Bad Translator.' When the band backs down on late-sequence standout 'Intonation,' the former Blue Hit singer's couplets carry the weight: 'I searched up for rain/ I prayed I was insane/ But the voice on my shoulder's an angel.' - Kevin Curtin Austin Chronicle

Tour Worthy Album Review

Tour Worthy Album Review

"Tempest and Rapture is more than just a simple collection of songs. It’s a sonic journey that’ll require your full attention. Go ahead, light some incense and watch the sun set. The delicate balance between playful psychedelia and honeyed Americana shouldn’t be disrupted by text message alerts and Facebook notifications." - Elisa Regulski

The Austinot

The Austinot

"The Deer has the profound ability to appeal to the senses. This Austin band, originally from San Marcos, released their third album, “Tempest & Rapture” in May 2016. In the double LP, we have plenty to absorb. We hear catchy and emotive melodies; we see a vast landscape and rolling hills; we feel the creek water at our feet; we smell the aftermath of a long rain; and taste the golden sweetness of life." -Lauren Lyman

The Deer Comes Up Roses

The Deer Comes Up Roses

"Throughout the LP, Park...sings her calls of the wild with melodic latitude reminiscent of Regina Spektor. Musically, the Austin quintet continues to evolve, fertilizing their earthy folk with elements of chamber music, psychedelic surf, and dream pop." - Kevin Curtin

Austin Examiner Live music review

Austin Examiner Live music review

"As much as we liked her previous project, Park's new venture is more dynamic and ultimately has wider appeal. Psych rock and folk-pop elements mix well with Park's songwriting and whimsical delivery...The group's positive energy was apparent through the performance."

The Alternate Root

The Alternate Root

"Psychedelic Americana backs the tracks on Tempest and Rapture as the Southern Gothic twists in the tales sink teeth into surreal Folk."

Austin American-Statesman

Austin American-Statesman

"'Tempest & Rapture' doubles down on their impressive 2014 album 'On the Essence of the Indomitable,' marrying melodic-pop instincts to inventive arrangements and rhythms. The resulting songs go down easy even when the music is complicated....consistently refreshing." - Peter Blackstock

"'Static' shows off the Deer’s alche

"'Static' shows off the Deer’s alche

Artist Profile: The Deer

Artist Profile: The Deer

"These folks have more in common with entrepreneurs than they do with 'starving artists.' All the hard work and commitment is paying off. And The Deer are executing an intentional vision for the band. Growing slowly and building momentum, earning love and appreciation one fan at a time." -The Sound Floor

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Tempest & Rapture’

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Tempest & Rapture’

"...allow us to present Tempest & Rapture, the third long-player from Austin, Texas-based five-piece The Deer."

Austin Music Awards 2015-2016

Austin Music Awards 2015-2016

Austin Music Awards - Best Performing Bands: Folk: Love & Chaos Runners Up 2. Madisons 3. Calliope Musicals 4. Dawn & Hawkes 5. John Pointer 6. Jean Synodinos 7. The Deer 8. Wild Child 9. Shakey Graves 10. James McMurtry

Noisey - Music by Vice

Noisey - Music by Vice

"...[On the Essence] is decidedly the prettiest folk recording of this fall. Simple, noble, smart. And you would think Texas is only full of bull testicles and the Bush klan." - Paweł Waliński Noisey: Music by Vice Poland

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Do No Harm (LP) The Deer

"Do No Harm feels like a game-changer for Austin, TX’s The Deer. Vocalist Grace Rowland’s lilting, gorgeous voice seems to float above the band’s dreamy, lived in melange of country, folk, and rock. When you least expect them, the honeyed voice of the mandolin strikes up, fuzzed up electronics kick in, and swirling keys chime into the mix. It’s a hypnotic, heady brew, sure to appeal to fans of spaced out, wistful dream pop with a backwoods, down-home quality and a slight Southern Gothic edge."

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