Phoenix Rockers Ded have released an apocalyptic vision of the world with the new video for “FMFY”. The band will be kicking off their 2017 touring schedule with a KUPD sponsored show on February 9th @ Pub Rock in Scottsdale, AZ. The driving rocker is visually intense, with scenes of riots, violence and war interspersed with a powerful live performance against a stark backdrop of a run-down house.
Vocalist Joe Cotela says,” “FMFY” is a song that’s loosely inspired by Matthew McConaughey's character Rust from the show True Detective. Although pretty extreme at times, a lot of his thoughts and ethos resonated with me and made me think about the human race and our programming. We’re programmed to be selfish and hopeful; and yet how hypocritical we are in the process of judging others and standing on our soapbox's screaming our 'important' point of view."
Cotela goes on to say "I wanted to include myself in this by saying 'Fuck me' as well because I wanted to take a stance of true honesty without the self-righteousness of separating myself from whom I'm condemning. I am a part of all of these flaws and I contribute to the problem in my way. The important thing here is that I am attempting to be conscious of who and what I am while a lot of other people have no problem being complacent… They are on auto-pilot inside their little self-made narratives of 'Who I am.' We want to wake people up a bit with 'FMFY. We hope these intense images in the video get that point across and make people think”.
DED was born in the music scene of Phoenix, Arizona and has been together for 2 years. Band members Joe Cotela (Vocals), David Ludlow (Guitar), Kyle Koelsch (Bass), and Matt Reinhard (Drums) developed a friendship and ultimately a musical partnership that mixes horror and dark imagery to develop a familiar, yet unique sound that sets them apart from other bands.
The band’s work ethic, drive, and dedication led them to record an EP that quickly made the rounds of the music industry, and started a buzz that opened doors. Using that as a springboard, the band hit the road and toured with Beartooth, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Every Time I Die, Upon a Burning Body, The Acacia Strain, John 5, Powerman 5000, and Insane Clown Posse among others.
Their touring helped grow awareness in the business and brought them to the attention of producer John Feldmann (Disturbed, Blink-182, Beartooth). Their collaboration with Feldmann culminated in the band signing with Jordan Schur @ Suretone Records – who discovered and grew the careers of platinum rock acts Staind and Limp Bizkit, among others. Suretone will be releasing their debut album in May of 2017.
Upcoming Tour Dates (more to be announced in March): Feb. 9th – Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ (KUPD Presents) Feb. 16th – Hard Rock Live – Las Begas, NV (Radio Contraband Convention) May 6th – Carolina Rebellion – Charlotte, NC May 19th – 21st – Rock On The Range – Columbus, Ohio May 26th – 28th – Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK July 16th – Chicago Open Air Festival – Bridgeview, IL