Full disclosure: Though already a fan, your humble Austin Music Minute host had the honor and pleasure of traveling with songwriter/vocalist/musician Grace Park, front woman of The Deer, through Project ATX6 in 2016. What began as a musical adventure soon flourished into an overall incredible journey, with a much deeper appreciation for all the work of each of the six Project ATX 6 musicians.
From Angers, France to Toronto, Park could stop audiences in their tracks with a quiet intensity. It was apparent that something bigger was brewing, and The Deer’s new LP Do No Harm shows it without question. It brings to life something fluid, vast, sometimes indescribable, a redefining cinematic soundscape of breathtaking emotional moments. It took some time to make the album, but experimenting outside of any preexisting comfort zones has paid off tremendously.
Don’t miss The Deer as they celebrate the new album with a release show tonight at Antone’s, 305 E. 5th St. The KUTX October Artist of the Month Ley Line and classic western string swing band Big Cedar Fever share the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m. Very recommended.
-Photography by Julia Reihs for KUTX.