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They’re not even allowed in the amazing venues Austin has to offer without supervision, but that didn’t keep the Dutch band ‘Death Letters’ from taking off to Texas in September 2010 when only 18 and 19 years old. They were there for a one sole purpose only: recording their second album with one of their favorite producers. This particular producer has worked with bands from the likes of And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Jet, The Datsuns and The Dandy Warhols and rolls by the name of Chris ‘Frenchie’ Smith. Not long after they finished recording, they returned to their ‘second home’ Austin to play the prestigious SXSW Festival before heading up north for a short tour.
How they got here? Well, here’s the tale of two youngsters chasing their dream in a far-away land.

During the Great Depression of the 30’s, American blues hero Son House wrote his signature song “Death Letter”. Somewhat 76 years later in 2006, singer/guitarist Duende Ariza Lora (19 years old) and drummer Victor Brandt (18 years old) borrowed the name for their band, inspired by the song’s characteristic raw emotion and urgent rhythm. Also influenced by groups like The Thermals, Oceansize, Death Cab for Cutie, Cult of Luna and At the Drive-In, Death Letters aren’t even close to their twenties yet, but are already bursting with talent and growing experience.

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  • BledOfColor

    energetic Duo!!!! great show @Frankfurt :)

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • TomR

    @kenneth-corp first cd does say THE death letters, they changed the name for the second cd. Death Letters is the correct form now.

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • PeterLe0n

    ARGG! Last.Fm is Being a Bitch! They 'correct' ev'rything into THE Death Letters.. So little change, so much trouble.. Ah!, the Agony.. ;) [3]

    8 Mar 2012 Reply
  • PeterLe0n

    I've got the CD, LP, EP and some Stickers.. They all say 'Death Letters'... and yes, I am an obsessed fan ;)

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • n1collie

    ARGG! Last.Fm is Being a Bitch! They 'correct' ev'rything into THE Death Letters.. So little change, so much trouble.. Ah!, the Agony.. ;) [2]

    22 May 2011 Reply
  • n1collie

    They were sooooo awesome yesterday @The Melkweg. Bought their album and they signed my cd and bag! :D And now I see that they're in the forprogram of Enter Shikari! :D <3

    23 Apr 2011 Reply
  • punkmachine

    Post Historic is historic! Great record that deserves a lot of plays!

    9 Apr 2011 Reply
  • harmpy

    Songs of their new album (Post-Historic, out April 8th): http://soundcloud.com/deathletters/sets/post-historic/

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Avondschemer

    mmm, expected that they had way more plays instead of just 680..

    28 Mar 2011 Reply
  • zaphod2112

    Saw them in Oslo! The gig was amazing!

    9 Jun 2010 Reply

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