Press Coverage

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The Debut LP, as reviewed by the Rogue Valley Messenger:

ROGUE SOUNDS: DEREK DEON DEBUT ALBUM – FLOATING IN THE BACKSEAT WHILE THE WORLD GOES BY:

“And certainly, Floating in the Backseat While the World Goes By captures that spirit of a summertime drive, with shadows and sunshine flitting through the windshield. The album—which is best when consumed whole, as one complete work of art, as opposed to individual tracks—starts with his voice, unhurried and with an easy-going confidence, set against an easy-going lounge backbeat; not tuxedoed cheesiness, but in the very best way, a strong, slow cadence that is simultaneously soothing and rocking…

His voice, the strong song writing, and the high quality of instrumentation…all combine for an overall likeability. But it is really the cleverness and confidence in the production decisions that make this record stand out, and one that is not always/often found with a debut album; layered, in the way that a summer day can seem simple and relaxed on its most accessible level, but reverberates with deeper satisfactions. “

Written by Phil Busse and published by the Rogue Valley Messenger

 

 
 
 

“[Derek Deon] has been really diligent about making the record he wants to make...and it really does sound *good*...they're doing this sweet, friendly, gentle Soul and Jazz-Pop - And gosh darn it, if it isn't the Punk-est thing I've ever heard...Punk isn't a sound and a haircut - it's an ever-evolving hostility to the status-quo...trying to find your way to do things...and sometimes that means making things as clean and polished andprecise as possible. It's trying to find your own sound and go your own way and I think he's done really well in doing that...” -

Josh Gross in ‘Rogue Sounds’ on Jefferson Public Radio

 

 
 

Post-Show Interview for The Odyssey, Eugene, OR

(Photographed and Published by Ashley McMurray)

“Frontman Derek Deon is a singer-songwriter aiming to make his dreamy, melodic songs into a danceable experience with his band…” -

Emily Goodykoontz for The Register-Guard, Eugene, OR

 
 
 

“When you play music a lot in a small town,” Deon explained, “I feel like you have some of that acknowledgement and bond with other people who are also doing it…We’re young and there’s no blueprint…We’re just kind of figuring this shit out.” -

Connor Thompson for the Siskiyou, Ashland, OR

 

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

 
 

@ The Dip (Redding, CA) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - August 3rd, 2019

@ The El Rey Theater (Chico, CA) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - August 2nd, 2019

@ Blue Lamp (Sacramento, CA) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - August 1st, 2019

@ North Coast Repertory Theater (Eureka, CA) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 31st, 2019

@ The Roaring Donkey (Petaluma, CA) - July 29th, 2019

@ Hotel Utah (San Francisco, CA) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 28th, 2019

@ The Blue Lagoon (Santa Cruz, CA) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 27th, 2019

@ Blacktop Comedy (Rocklin, CA) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 26th, 2019

@ Reno Little Theater (Reno, NV) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 24th, 2019

@ Visual Arts Collective (Boise, ID) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 23rd, 2019

@ Death Proof Coffee (Boise, ID) w/ The Warfair & the Cantains - July 21st, 2019

@ The Capitol Club (Bend, OR) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 20th, 2019

@ Le Voyeur (Olympia, WA) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 19th, 2019

@ Columbia City Theater (Seattle, WA) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 17th & 18th, 2019

@ Mississippi Pizza (Portland, OR) w/ Green Mountain Guild & Jame Doe - July 16th, 2019

@ Holocene (Portland, OR) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 14th, 2019

@ The Majestic Theater (Corvallis, OR) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 13th, 2019

@ Dolphin Theater (Coos Bay, CA) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 12th, 2019

@ Chetco Pelican Playhouse (Brookings, OR) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - July 11th, 2019

@ Schoolhaus Brewhaus (Jacksonville, OR) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - May 19th, 2019

@ Randall Theater (Medford, OR) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - May 17th & 18th, 2019

@ Sam Bond’s Garage (Eugene, OR) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - May 12th, 2019

 

@ The Summit Music Hall (Yreka, CA) w/ Puppeteers For Fears -  May 11th 2019

@ O’Ryan’s Irish Pub (Ashland, OR) w/ Puppeteers For Fears -  May 10th, 2019

@ The Haul (Grants Pass, OR), w/ Puppeteers For Fears - May 4th, 2019

@ Oregon Fringe Festival (Ashland, OR) w/ Puppeteers For Fears - April 24th, 26th, and 28th, 2019

@ The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant (Ashland, OR) w/ Sleepy Jay + Slow Corpse + The Juniper Berries - Mar 8, 2019

@ Habaneros Mexican Restaurant (Medford, OR) - Jan 19th, 2019

@ The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant (Ashland, OR) - Dec 31st, 2018

@ O’Ryan’s Irish Pub (Ashland, OR) w/ Slow Corpse + Spiller - Dec 13th, 2018

@ Sam Bond’s Garage (Eugene, OR) w/ Novacane + The Dimly Lit - Nov 24th, 2018

@ The Central Saloon (Seattle, WA) w/ Hi Crime + All the Real Girls - Nov 23rd, 2018

@ The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant (Ashland, OR) w/ The Juniper Berries - Aug 25th, 2018

@ Three Penny Mercantile (Ashland, OR) w/ The Bouray - Oct 5th, 2018

@ Roxy Ann Winery (Medford, OR) - May 2nd, 2018

@ The Bella Union (Jacksonville, OR) - Apr 5th, 2018

@ Smithfields Pub & Pies (Ashland, OR) - Mar 3rd, 2018

@ Kindred Spirits Art, Ales, and Wine (Talent, OR) w/ Cole Zollinger - Feb 23th, 2018

@ Kindred Spirits Art, Ales, and Wine (Talent, OR) w/ The Kindred Souls - Jan 12th, 2018

@ Three Penny Mercantile(Ashland, OR) w/ The Bouray - Jan 5th, 2018

@ O’ryan’s Irish Pub (Ashland, OR) w/ Iconoplasty + The Rogue Underground  - Nov 24th, 2017