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Into The Red Includes The Highlights From decker.’s Existing Discography And Showcases The Desert’s Influence On His Music


By Mandi Kimes
Modern Times Magazine

August 24, 2017 — Phoenix’s decker. is gearing up to release his latest album Into the Red on August 25 via the Royal Potato Family record label. Into the Red gathers some of the finest moments from decker.'s discography thus far, offering a bird's eye view of the artist's remarkable journey as a songwriter and performer.

The collection reveals him to be a craftsman of the highest caliber, shedding light on why he has been steadily growing in regard as a songwriter with a fierce and distinct outlook to his work.

For frontman Brandon Decker inspiration most often comes from the natural beauty that surrounds him in his adopted hometown of Sedona and critics are quick to pick up on the influence of the desert in his music. The album opens with "Matchstick Man," one of two songs newly recorded for the collection. It's a driving rocker with a searing message, written in protest of Donald Trump's presidency.

The other is an acid-tinged reimagination of The Stooges' classic "I Wanna Be Your Dog," complete with a mashed-up verse from The Doors' "Five To One." From there, Into the Red delves into highlights from previous recordings, including a pair of tracks from his most recent EP, 2016's Snake River Blues.

The artist also recently released a documentary, also named Snake River Blues that chronicling the album’s conception and the following tour. Directed by Matty Steinkamp, the film also gives fans a background into Decker’s life with highlights that include the oddjobs the single father has taken to finance his work.

Into the Red also features songs from 2010's Long as the Night, 2013's Slider and 2015's Patsy, creating both a retrospective look back and a fresh introduction to a compelling but largely undiscovered body of songs being released for the first time on a nationally distributed record label — the highly regarded independent Royal Potato Family.

After investing everything he has into his music, Decker reflects, "There’s been a million opportunities to surrender. The biggest takeaway I have looking back on the past near-decade is that I’m just proud and honored that I'm still in the game."

In celebration of the LP, decker. will play his record release show at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix on Saturday, August 26 with support from Paper Foxes, Wyves and Harrison Fjord.

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