The Delta Routine Ready Third Full-length Release "Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares"

posted August 7, 2012

The Delta Routine Ready Third Full-length Release "Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares"

The Delta Routine are set to release their third full-length album Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares this fall. On it the Milwaukee quintet taps directly into the jugular of early rock-n-roll; distilling the raw, impassioned power and updating it for a younger generation. The eleven tracks traverse through a number of genres, such as garage, power-pop, punk, classic rock and even a bit of earthy Americana for good measure, and while this may not make it easy to categorize, it's no matter, as it's sure to get the blood pumping, feet moving, and transform a simple get-together into an instant party.

While critics have favorably compared some of their previous work to the likes of The Stones, The Black Crowes and The Strokes, what really emerges on Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares is the sound of a fully-realized band with their own distant voice in an all too homogenized rock scene. Infectious hooks, strong melodies and indelible riffs abound on this effort, as do the whip-smart lyrics and musical dynamic that swaggers at times, coos at others and, more often than not, explodes with a reckless abandon.

Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares was recorded in Milwaukee and produced by Mike Hoffmann whose production credits include The Verve Pipe, Willie Porter and Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes), among others. The band is comprised of lead singer/rhythm guitar player Nick Amadeus, bassist Evan Paydon, lead guitarist Victor Buell IV, keyboardist Al Kraemer and drummer Kyle Ciske, and on the strength of both their incendiary live shows and 2011 full-length album More About You, the band took home the 2011 Best Band and Best Alternative Artist awards earlier this spring from 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and the WAMI Awards (Wisconsin Area Music Industry), respectively.

The Delta Routine's Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares will be available October 9th in both CD and Digital formats, and the band will be touring in support of it throughout the year.


  • Aug 03 Mainstay Rock Club - Cincinnati, OH
  • Aug 04 Art Beat In The Heat - Milwaukee, WI
  • Aug 23 Ayre In The Square - Milwaukee, WI
  • Aug 25 Ulao Creek Festival - Grafton, WI
  • Sep 15 Rock The Cause - Appleton, WI
  • Oct 11 Hotel Foster 'Cigarettes and Caffeine Nightmares' Release Party, Milwaukee, WI
  • Oct 12 400 Bar - Minneapolis, MN w/ Hero Jr.
  • Oct 13 Mitchell's Pub - Whitewater, WI w/ Hero Jr.
  • Oct 25 The Hideaway Saloon - Louisville, KY
  • Nov 02 The Birds Nest Pub - Chicago, IL w/ Hero Jr.
  • Nov 03 Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN w/ The Hawkeyes, Hero Jr.
  • Nov 08 Fontana's - New York, NY w/ Hero Jr.

(more tour dates to be announced soon)