The Ditch and the Delta Sign to Prosthetic Records

Posted in Whathaveyou on July 25th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

It wasn’t so terribly long ago that Salt Lake City slingers The Ditch and the Delta announced the US tour dates for next month alongside Rozamov and others that will precede their slot at Crucialfest in their hometown on Sept. 22, and along comes the PR wire with word that the three-piece have inked a deal to issue their debut album, Hives in Decline, through Prosthetic Records in September. Not too shabby. The record initially came out via Battleground earlier this year, and it’s streaming in full below and available to preorder in its new edition as we speak.

Like, right now. This very minute. I know it’s true because I read it in a press release and clicked the link:

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Prosthetic Records Signs THE DITCH AND THE DELTA, Full-Length Album, “Hives In Decline”, Set for Re-Release on September 8, 2017

Album Engineered by Andy Patterson of SUBROSA

Prosthetic Records have announced the signing of Salt Lake City-based sludge rockers, THE DITCH AND THE DELTA. Formed in 2014 by longtime friends, Elliot Secrist, Charles Bogus and Kory Quist, the band released their 2015 EP, We Rust, to a vast array of critical acclaim. Their debut full length Hives In Decline was released on LP on Battleground records and digitally through the band’s Bandcamp page on May 12, 2017. Prosthetic Records will be re-releasing the album on compact disc and will make it available on all digital platforms on September 8th. Preorders are available here: http://smarturl.it/TDATD

The band comments on the signing, “Having been fans of many of both the current roster and alumni on Prosthetic, The Ditch couldn’t be more pleased to be on the label among such good company.”

Hives In Decline features seven tracks and was engineered by Andy Patterson of Subrosa. The album shows the band exploring into sound design sonics, as well as features a swarm of solos by Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin, Iceburn) on the song “Fuck on Asphalt”. Metal Injection recently described the album as, “a record that takes you in and allows you to revel in the madness of the genre.”

Hives In Decline track listing
1. Hives in Decline
2. Fuck on Asphalt
3. Sleeping Dogs
4. Dry Land
5. Till Body Quits
6. Mud
7. Dread Spectacle

The devil is in the details with The Ditch. The expanded harmony and tension, as well as the unique rhythms are, in part, due to Secrist’s studies and degree in Jazz Composition. The band calls their brand of sludgy/noise/doom, “Big Riff”. Employing different tunings, and modal centers, every song The Ditch writes manages to avoid many of the usual doom trappings of excessive feedback, static harmony, and pentatonic riffs. The lyrical content deals with everyday life and the constant suppression and alienation that comes with it. Three men from Mormon dominated Utah are bound to have a lot of resentment and disdain for the mono culture they exist in day to day.

They have shared the stage with Call of the Void, Lord Dying, Eagle Twin, Iceburn, The Sword, Subrosa, Kowloon Walled City, Castle, The Atlas Moth, Kayo Dot, and Dust Moth to name a few. Current tour dates are as follows:

8/15 Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel
8/16 Wichita, KS@ Barleyscorn
8/17 Wichita Falls, TX @ The Deep End.
8/18 Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
8/19 Lafayette, LA @ Boom Boom Room.
8/20 Greenville, SC @ Cabin Floor Records.
8/21 Raleigh, NC @ Slims
8/23 New York, NY @ TBA
8/24 Boston, MA @ Great Scott**
8/25 Columbus, OH @ Space Bar**
8/26 Milwaukee, WI @ Franks Power Plant
8/27 St Paul, MN @ TBA
8/30 Seattle, WA @ Fun House**
8/31 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark**
9/1 Boise, ID @ The Shredder**
9/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Crucial Fest**.
** with Rozamov

THE DITCH AND THE DELTA is:
Elliot Secrist (guitar/vocals)
Charles Bogus (drums)
Kory Quist (bass/vocals)

www.facebook.com/theditchandthedeltaslc/
https://theditchandthedelta.bandcamp.com/
http://smarturl.it/TDATD
https://store.prostheticrecords.com/search?q=the+ditch+and+the+delta
https://www.facebook.com/prostheticrecords/

The Ditch and the Delta, Hives in Decline (2017)

The Ditch and the Delta, “Mud” live

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The Ditch and the Delta Launch US Tour Next Month

Posted in Whathaveyou on July 13th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

There remain a couple of dates still to confirm along the Eastern Seaboard and in the Midwest for The Ditch and the Delta‘s upcoming August tour, so if you happen to live in any of the cities marked TBA below and can put together a show or are elsewhere and can help out with a crash spot or something like that, the PR wire has included an email address where you can reach out to the band directly. Don’t harass the dude. Be nice. Be helpful.

The Ditch and the Delta hit the road from Salt Lake City on Aug. 15 and will tour their way back around to their hometown to play Crucial Fest on Sept. 2. They’ll spend part of the run in the company of Battleground Records labelmates Rozamov, and will be out supporting their first album, Hives in Decline, which came out back in May.

You can stream that record below and if you’re so inclined, the LP’s like dirt cheap from the label if you’re in the US, so yeah. Here’s info:

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THE DITCH AND THE DELTA Confirms US August/September Tour Including Dates With Rozamov

Utah’s THE DITCH AND THE DELTA has announced a run of summer tour dates in support of their Battleground Records-released Hives In Decline debut LP.

THE DITCH AND THE DELTA’s upcoming tour begins in Colorado Springs on August 15th and runs through September 2nd where the band plays Crucial Fest in their hometown of Salt Lake City. The tour sees THE DITCH AND THE DELTA running through the Northern half of the country with shows spanning through the Midwest, East Coast, West Coast, and Mountain regions, and includes a week-and-a-half of dates with labelmates Rozamov. The band is still booking the last few unconfirmed venues with all gaps to be filled in the days ahead. Anybody interested in booking a show in one of the TBA towns listed below can get in touch with kquist801@gmail.com.

THE DITCH AND THE DELTA Tour Dates:
8/15/2017 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO
8/16/2017 Barleyscorn – Wichita, KS
8/17/2017 The Deep End – Wichita Falls, TX
8/18/2017 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
8/19/2017 Boom Boom Room – Lafayette, LA
8/20/2017 TBA – Atlanta, GA
8/21/2017 Slims – Raleigh, NC
8/22/2017 TBA – Baltimore, MD
8/23/2017 TBA – New York, NY
8/24/2017 Great Scott – Boston, MA w/ Rozamov
8/25/2017 Space Bar – Columbus, OH w/ Rozamov
8/26/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
8/27/2017 TBA – Sioux Falls, ND w/ Rozamov
8/28/2017 TBA – Billings, MT w/ Rozamov
8/29/2017 TBA – Spokane, WA w/ Rozamov
8/30/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Rozamov
8/31/2017 High Water Mark – Portland, OR w/ Rozamov
9/01/2017 The Shredder – Boise, ID w/ Rozamov
9/02/2017 Crucial Fest – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Rozamov

Battleground Records released THE DITCH AND THE DELTA’s Hives In Decline in May, unloading one of the most intriguing and unique records under the broad umbrella of doom and sludge metal infused with technical math rock and progressive elements. Engineered by Andy Patterson of Subrosa, Hives In Decline sees the band exploring many aspects of sound design by employing different tunings and modal centers, while lyrically dealing with the resentment and disdain for the mono culture these three men from Mormon-dominated Utah exist in daily. The LP also features a swarm of guest solos from Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin, Iceburn) on the track “Fuck On Asphalt.”

The Ditch and the Delta is:
Elliot Secrist-Guitars, samples, vocals
Charles Bogus-Drums
Kory Quist-Bass, vocals

https://theditchandthedelta.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.facebook.com/theditchandthedeltaslc
http://www.facebook.com/battlegroundrecords
http://battlegroundrecords.bigcartel.com

The Ditch and the Delta, Hives in Decline (2017)

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