The Dead South Count Close Calls In “Tiny Wooden Box”

New Album Chains & Stakes Arrives February 9, 2024

Photo Credit: Lyle Bell

If time heals everything…The Dead South introduce their fourth studio album with “Tiny Wooden Box,” a song that gets right into it with a big hypothetical. The first single and video from forthcoming Chains & Stakes, out February 9, 2024, shows the four-piece in top form in a rolling, roiling “State Trooper” style finger-picked nail-biter.

On “Tiny Wooden Box,” The Dead South confront the challenges of returning home from two angles: existential and actuarial. This true story starts with a phone call, an offer from an insurance agent too good to refuse. As the song contemplates the cost of life’s last one-way ticket, the mood spirals, growing more ominous and anxious. Propelled by the chugging acoustic guitar, “Tiny Wooden Box” picks up speed as it hurtles head on through uneasy thoughts; group “ooh ahs” boom like heavy thunder with bolts of off-kilter banjo.

Shot on the Historic Graham Ranch deep in the Alberta Badlands, the video for “Tiny Wooden Box” sets the band in an awe-inspiring landscape, a visual antithesis of the song’s smaller – much smaller – setting. Directed by Edmonton-based Jeremy Chugg, “Tiny Wooden Box” sets the scene for Chains & Stakes with its mix of grandeur and graveyard, close calls and resolve. As night falls over ridge and river, The Dead South make a deal with the Reaper for another day.

Six Shooter Records will release Chains & Stakes worldwide on February 9, 2024. Pre-order your copy here.



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