Desert Noises to waft into ToledoWritten by Vicki L. Kroll | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Desert Noises is a hot band from Utah. The quartet’s latest single, “I Won’t See You,” was featured on MTV Hive last month.
“[The song is about] the ending of a relationship. You know it’s coming and there’s nothing you can do. It’s dying,” said lead singer and guitarist Kyle Henderson.
With jangly guitar, sparkling harmonies, memorable melody and introspective lyrics, the track is instantly likeable.
“It sounds really raw because it’s recorded live,” the songwriter said during a call from his Utah home. “We went in to just record some demos because we’d written a bunch of new songs, and we didn’t really plan on releasing them.”
“I Won’t See You,” a three-song EP, came out earlier this month.
“We didn’t have anything out as this lineup in the band, and so we just really wanted to get something out there that people could have during the tour, kind of a tour souvenir,” he said.
Henderson, guitarist Patrick Boyer, bass player Tyler Osmond and drummer Brennan Allen will play a free show at 10 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Ottawa Tavern. The Strong Talk and The Nathan Roberts Band will open.
And yes, that Osmond is related to the family music group from Utah.
“Tyler’s dad is Alan, the main songwriter,” Henderson said, adding that this lineup of the band has been together since January.
The group started its own label, Kid Canvas Records, to maintain control of its music.
“We were in a contract before with a record label and it was really, really difficult to be able to do a lot of the things that we wanted to do. And it felt like we weren’t getting that much support,” Henderson said. “After a lot of arguments, we were able to get out of that and start our own thing and be able to move on and do what we want with the music.”
That includes making those tour souvenir EPs extra special. Band members hand-packaged and stamped the seven-inch vinyl records, which come with digital download cards.
“We’re constantly touring and we love playing music,” Henderson said. “I love a ton of people in a room being there for the same cause, listening to the songs, just having lots of positive energy in there.
“I hope they feel the honesty that’s coming from us to them.”