Much like the title of their sophomore EP “Human Cannonball,” Asbury Park’s Deal Casino is shooting straight forward with explosive energy that shows no signs of slowing down. Following the release of their second EP, the band put out their eponymous debut album in July. Less than half a year later they have dropped yet another EP titled “Calidus”. You can score a copy now at amazon.com!
“Calidus” is Latin for “hot or fiery.” It is a fitting title for the band's new video as it serves as a melting pot of songs. “Calidus” was shot in a remote New Jersey junk yard on a hot day last summer. Deal Casino set up all their stage equipment and brought a film crew and mobile recording studio to capture a live performance. The result is a somewhat surreal medley of tunes that, impressively, was recorded in one take. It draws direct influence from Pink Floyd’s “Live in Pompeii,” which was recorded in a similar manner on the ruins of a Roman amphitheater in the doomed city of Pompeii, Italy in October of 1971. “Calidus” is ambitious and well executed. Calling it a music video is a bit of an understatement as it's really more a short film.
Deal Casino is in action this Wednesday 12/13 at Alphaville in Brooklyn. They’re playing with Project Diem, and Like Herding Cats. It’s a 21+ show. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door and are available at ticketfly.com.
Jersey Rock will close out 2017 with an on-air feature on Deal Casino at the end of December. In the mean time, check out the video for “Calidus”: