Dehd announce new album Poetry

The project’s lead single, “Mood Ring,” is out now alongside a music video.

January 31, 2024
Dehd announce new album <i>Poetry</i> Dehd. Photo by Atiba Jefferson.  

Dehd have announced their fifth studio album, Poetry. The follow-up to 2022’s Blue Skies, which the band broke down track by track for The FADER, is due out May 10 via Fat Possum.


The news comes with the project’s lead single, “Mood Ring,” a quintessentially scuffed Dehd track that fuses the devil-may-care energy of California surf jams with the fuzzy edge of Memphis garage rock, all by way of the band’s Chicago punk background. (Appropriately, the majority of Poetry’s tunes were written at Taos, New Mexico’s Earthship and in a cabin on Washington’s Puget Sound.)

“Mood Ring” arrives alongside a Glamhag-directed music video, starring Alex Grelle as a ruffled young professional who chugs a decanter of perfume and transforms overnight into a woman about town. Watch the clip and stream the song on its own below, followed by Poetry’s cover art/tracklist and Dehd’s 2024 tour dates.

Poetry album art and tracklist
Dehd announce new album <i>Poetry</i>

1. Dog Days
2. Hard To Love
3. Mood Ring
4. Necklace
5. Alien
6. Light On
7. Pure Gold
8. Dist B
9. So Good
10. Don’t Look Down
11. Knife
12. Shake
13. Magician
14. Forget

Dehd 2024 tour dates
Dehd announce new album <i>Poetry</i>

February 29 - San Francisco, CA - Noise Pop Festival
March 3 - Seattle, WA - Freakout Weekender
March 24 - Boise, ID - Treefort Festival
April 28 - Austin, TX - Austin Psych Festival
May 26 - Napa Valley, CA - BottleRock Music Festival
June 1 - Northampton, MA - Field Day Music Festival

October 17 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
October 18 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Électriques
October 19 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
October 22 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry @ The Filmore
October 23 - Washington, DC - The Howard Theatre
October 25 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
October 26 - New Orleans, LA - Chickie Wah Wahs
October 27 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
October 31 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
November 1 - Los Angeles, CA - The Belasco
November 5 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
November 8 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
November 9 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theatre
November 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
November /12 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall

Dehd announce new album Poetry