Galveston band Deep Cuts plans to share its sound with the world, starting with the Texas circuit.
The band began three years ago, formed by drummer Zach Alderman and guitarist/vocalist Chase Harris. They were later joined by Austin Garrison (bass/vocals), Chase DeMaster (guitar) and Gabriel Lopez (percussion).
Band members describe their sound as “Houston’s Next ZZ Top.” And Deep Cuts often has been compared to that popular Houston rock band. But Deep Cuts members also describe their sound as “Latin indie rock.”
“We write pop songs that fuse surf guitar and various Latin styles,” Harris said. “I think our bigger band goal is to create music that could soundtrack a hot, muggy day in Galveston or Houston and expand on the sounds of Texas, Mexico and the greater Gulf.”
After finalizing the group last year, Deep Cuts was asked to perform at one of Houston’s biggest music festivals, Free Press Summer Fest in 2013. Shortly after that event, the band recorded its first record, “Love Grows,” at Sugar Hill Studios, produced and mixed by Chris Longwood and mastered by Dave McNair.
“I first heard of Deep Cuts through B.E. Godfrey and was immediately a fan,” Longwood said. “When these guys approached me to produce and mix their record, I didn’t think twice. It was refreshing to take off my mastering engineer cap, and get in on the ground floor of the creative process. They are a great bunch of dudes and were a total pleasure to work with.”
Shortly following the release of their first EP, members in September played a release show at Fitzgerald’s in Houston with several other bands and are planning a mini tour in November to New York City to play a few shows. Deep Cuts also plans to perform more around Texas before the year’s end. Band members also plan to continue writing new songs with the aim of having a full-length record out by summer next year.
The band’s goal is to play everywhere in Texas and to book Texas tours, set up several shows in Galveston and play in parts of the state that they have never played before.
Because the band members are from Galveston, they take much pride in performing in their hometown as much as possible and representing their city.
Many of the band’s song make reference to the Texas coast, including Matagorda Bay, the Hotel Galvez on the island and Galveston’s seawall, Alderman said.
“We aim to embody the spirit of Galveston in our sound and our writing,” Alderman said. “The woozy guitar on ‘Serpents’ suggests a trip down to the beach. Most of the footage in the videos for ‘Serpents’ and ‘Barely There’ was shot in Galveston.”
Deep Cuts EP is available on iTunes. Visit deepcuts.net for more about the band. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for booking information.