Premiere | January 28, 2014
Desert Noises
Mice In The Kitchen

Label:   Genre: Rock   Sounds Like: Alt-J

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For a period of time, I lived in Toledo. That’s where I was first introduced  to Desert Noises. The Utah-based foursome uses strong harmonization, old-school rock guitar and infectious drumming to transport the listener to that hazy limbo between dreaming and consciousness. For the uninitiated, songs like “Hey Ah” and “Oak Tree” from their debut LP Mountain Sea embody that sound perfectly.

Now the band is prepping to release their sophomore album 27 Ways. The first preview of the LP, “Dime In My Pocket,” was a folk-gospel number of sorts. Follow-up “What The World Made” revealed a more rock-centric approach, clearly channeling the ’70s power ballads that have defined hard rock for generations.

Today, we’re premiering another track off 27 Ways  “Mice In The Kitchen.” And man, is it good. Kyle Henderson’s voice is in tip-top shape, subtly easing you in before soaring into a powerful chorus, while Patrick Boyer keeps you hooked with intricate guitar-work. Tyler Osmond crushes the bass and drummer Brennan Allen’s rolling drums are the best I’ve heard from him yet. These pieces together make a polished folk-rock track that will keep you coming back again and again.

Desert Noises’ 27 Ways comes out on SQE March 25th. They’ll also be hitting the road this winter. Tour dates posted after the jump.

STREAM: Desert Noises – “Mice In The Kitchen” [PREMIERE]



Friday 31st // Boise, ID – Neurolux

Saturday 01st // Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios*
Wednesday 05th // Moscow, ID – Mikey’s Gyros
Thursday 06th // Spokane, WA – The Bartlett*
Friday 07th // Seattle, WA – Barboza*
Saturday 08th // Eugene, WA – Sam Bond’s Garage*
Wednesday 12th // San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Thursday 13th // Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
Saturday 15th // San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Sunday 16th // Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
* – With Aan

Dates with the Wheeler Brothers…

Thursday, 20th // Asheville NC – The Grey Eagle
Saturday, 22nd // Washington DC – The Hamilton
Sunday 23rd // Annapolis MD – Ram’s Head
Tuesday, 25th // Pittsburgh PA – Club Cafe
Thursday, 27th // Philly PA – WCLU
Friday, 28th // New York – Mercury Lounge
Saturday, 29th // Boston MA – Great Scott
Monday, 31st // Rochester NY – Bug Jar (Solo Show)

Tuesday, 1st // Cleveland OH – Beachland Tavern
Thursday, 3rd // Columbus OH – The Basement
Friday, 4th // Chicago IL – Schubas
Saturday, 5th // Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

Desert Noises
Mice In The Kitchen