Deer Scout

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Deer Scout is the stage name of American indie folk musician Dena Miller.


Miller is from Yonkers, New York and grew up in a family of folk musicians.[1] Miller began recording and releasing music under the name Deer Scout during her first year of college.[1] It was at this time when she released her first EP titled customs, and began touring across the US.[1] Miller would later move to Ohio, where she attended and graduated from Oberlin College.[1] In early 2022, Deer Scout signed with Carpark Records and announced her debut full-length album, Woodpecker.[2] The album was released on April 8.[3][4] The album was recorded with Ko Takasugi-Czernowin, whom she met while attending college, and Zuzia Weyman.[4] The song "Peace with the Damage" from the album features Miller's father, and was originally composed by Miller's mother.[5] Miller cited Jenny Lewis and Hop Along's album Freshman Year as influences for the album.[6]


Studio albums

  • Woodpecker (Carpark, 2022)


  • customs (2016, self-released)


  1. ^ a b c d Pappis, Konstantinos. "Artist Spotlight: Deer Scout". Our Culture Mag. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  2. ^ Rettig, James. "Deer Scout – "Cowboy"". Stereogum. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  3. ^ Renshaw, David. "Deer Scout mines New Hollywood for inspiration on "Cowboy"". The Fader. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  4. ^ a b Mosk, Mitch. ""Small, Close, & Sentimental": Inside Deer Scout's Comforting Debut Album 'Woodpecker'". Atwood Magazine. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  5. ^ Boilen, Bob. "New Mix: Belle and Sebastian, Scout laRue Willis, Gang of Youths, More". All Songs Considered. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  6. ^ Hatfield, Amanda. "Deer Scout tells us the influences behind new album 'Woodpecker'". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 5 August 2022.