The New Deal Announces ‘Isolation Suite’ EP

By Nate Todd Jun 12, 2020 2:41 pm PDT

The New Deal announced a new EP, Isolation Suite, set for release on June 26. Written, recorded and mixed during quarantine, the EP includes a guest appearance from Umphrey’s McGee guitarist Brendan Bayliss.

The New Deal — multi-instrumentalists Jamie Shields and Dan Kurtz as well as drummer Davide Di Renzo — have always thrived on improvisation, even in the studio. But Isolation Suite sees the jamtronica pioneers delivering composed work from their respective home labs. Shields spoke about the experience in a statement:

Isolation Suite was born out of a conversation with Dan where I suggested that I write a piece of music using only the instruments available to me in my studio (no sample libraries). After a few weeks composing the movements with that mandate in mind, we realized that we had created something very special and unique to the environment that we all experienced through the first half of 2020.

I was unsure how a band that thrives on in-person creative contact would fare trying to collaborate in separate studios but the process was practically seamless. A true testament to three musicians sharing a single creative mind.

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