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]