Despite forming all the way back in 2007, Death Songs, the project founded and fronted by Nicholas Dellfs of The Shaky Hands, only has one real release under its banner. And the self-titled cassette that serves as the Death Songs debut is itself over two years old, meaning it's high time for a new album of Dellfs loosely rambling branch of folk.

Signing to Post-Consumer Records earlier this year, Death Songs has finally finished recording their latest self-titled EP, slated for release October 4th. The new seven song record features a surprisingly celebratory sound for a band about death, with hints of African rhythms, Southern country charm, and Dellfs ruminations accompanied by Portland songwriter/musician Justin Power for a fuller acoustic style than anything Death Songs has known before.

In preparation for the new release, the band is playing a handful of local shows over the next month, starting with an opening slot for Castanets at the Ella Street Social Club this Friday, September 2, and an MFNW show with Ted Leo at Backspace on September 10. Below check out the opening track, "Let This Body Go," from the upcoming record.


Death Songs - "Let This Body Go"