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Deer Scout Share “Suspended In Gaffa” (Kate Bush cover)

August 16, 2022
Felix Walworth

Deer Scout Share “Suspended In Gaffa” (Kate Bush cover)

Announce Tour

Debut LP 
Woodpecker Out Now on Carpark

In the spring Deer Scout released her debut LP Woodpecker on Carpark Records. The alias of songwriter Dena Miller, Deer Scout’s was a long-gestating project, beginning in a Philadelphia dorm room as a college freshman, before the project grew as she began popping up on DIY shows around New York and Philly. 6 years on from those first singles her debut LP proved worth the wait, earning praise from places like NPR’s All Songs Considered, StereogumNYLONBrooklynVegan, FADER, and a host of others. 

Deer Scout is now sharing a new track, a cover of the Kate Bush classic Suspended In Gaffa“, ahead of an East Coast tour that will begin on August 26th in Washington DC, and end at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on September 5th. Delivered in Deer Scout’s homespun style, with an arrangement that gently gathers momentum under Miller’s graceful vocal performance, this new version feels like a distinct iteration of the well-known song, approached with a subtlety that beautifully recasts the nuance of Bush’s lyrics. 

“‘Suspended in Gaffa’ is my favorite Kate Bush song. I love the drama and the playfulness of the lyrics, they feel absurd and sincere at the same time. “I don’t know why I’m crying” has always really gotten to me, and I love that it goes from that to “It’s a plank in me eye with a camel whose trying to get through it.” I also admire her ownership over the production and arrangement of her songs. The original really feels like one person’s vision, which makes sense because she played piano, strings and produced it herself.”

Deer Scout adds their impressionable imprint onto a classic track. Capturing the mighty vocal range on offer throughout in this stripped-back yet affectionate rendition. This atmospherical creation brings this refreshing influence into play and builds on this really touching landscape, a playful cover that gravitates towards the harmonies and lasting lyrics.

Tour Dates
8/26 – Washington, D.C @ Comet Ping Pong
8/27 – Norfolk, VA @ Lava Mini Fest
8/29 – Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records
8/30 – Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
8/31 – Indianapolis, IN @ Healer
9/1 – Chicago, IL @ Hideout
9/3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Government Center
9/4 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Cabin
9/5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

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