The Happy Fits & Deal Casino

Live Nation Presents:

The Happy Fits & Deal Casino

Thursday, March 14, 2019

6:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)


This event is all ages

Deal Casino
Deal Casino has been soundtracking the comeback story of Asbury Park since 2013. A New
Jersey beach town that once looked all but lost, after years of economic depression and the
devastating wrath of Hurricane Sandy, Asbury has become the sort of underdog story that people
write movies about. Its music scene is proof that there is hope for the future of rock and roll, and
Deal Casino is at the center of it.
With 3 out of the 4 band members playing together since they were in elementary school, they
might as well be a family. When they found their drummer, the band’s work ethic kicked into
high gear. They helped to build a local studio, and worked for recording time to get their first EP
done. They spent every waking hour writing and recording and learning. They sharpened their
skills on stage playing residencies at every small venue in Asbury Park, and a few in Manhattan
and Philadelphia.
Their classic rock influences-Led Zeppelin for guitar tone, The Band for harmonies, Pink Floyd
for studio techniques, the Who for melody—have informed every decision in their writing.
Process-wise, the band is more like the Grateful Dead, living in a house together where they
write and practice daily and they work just to afford to keep their music habit going. Their first
record evokes the alt-pop of artists like Oasis and Kings of Leon, but as they prepare to release
their second LP, they have moved into bold new sonic territory, evoking psych elements of Tame
Impala and the moodier indie sounds of Modest Mouse and The National. They revere classic
recording techniques—analog devices, tape, real guitars and real drums, 4 part harmonies—and
they embrace electronics, with modular synths everywhere and samples artfully placed in their
records and live sets.
The band has developed these sounds over the course of the last 5 years, releasing their self-titled
first LP in summer of 2017. Their second LP, entitled LLC, comes out between September and
November. Engineered and produced by Erik Kase Romero of The Front Bottoms, the album is
the result of a winter retreat to Fidelitorium Studios in North Carolina. The band locked
themselves away for weeks and created what became a completely new direction for their sound.
They hit the road with The Wrecks for a full US tour in November.
Venue Information:
75 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN, 55337