The New Deal were recently added to a few music festival lineups for this summer but they were relatively quiet on what they had planned. Now with an official announcement on Facebook we know what’s up — they’ve got a new drummer.

We’re incredibly excited to announce #TND3 – Dan and I (Jamie) are proud to welcome drummer extraordinaire Davide Di Renzo into the fold! We’ve been shedding in the studio together for the past several months and are excited to get back out on the road.

With Davide it’s a bit like ‘coming back home’ as he was the drummer that inspired our original direction back in 1998 when the three of us played our first impromptu gig together in Guelph, Ontario. Each of the band’s drummers has brought something unique to theNEWDEAL, and with Davide we’re reaching back to move forward with the organic-infused improvisation that has long-inspired a big part of theNEWDEAL sound.

Here’s a first peek at what we’ve been up to in the studio with a jam entitled “Halo Drive”


You can hear the new vibes below. I dig it.