Desert Noises
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Desert Noises

Provo, Utah, United States | INDIE

Provo, Utah, United States | INDIE
Band Alternative Rock


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"Desert Noises - Mountain Sea ALBUM REVIEW"

Having lived in Utah for the past 11 years I remember the fame of The Used and then the break out of Neon Trees a couple of years back but I haven't heard so much potential in a band as I have with Desert Noises, and what they bring to the Utah music scene. Desert Noises sound is somewhat of a cross between Fleet Foxes and Local Natives, and that alone should get any music fan excited. Their new album 'Mountain Sea' deserves some serious listens not only from its Utah fan base but on a National level. I have followed a few local Utah bands and I have to say Desert Noises is the first band from the State that I am 100% on board with and expect them to get their big break in the near future.

I recently hit up band front man Kyle Henderson with a few question about the new album 'Mountain Sea'. "We recorded the basics of the record live so we had to have a pretty clear vision of what we wanted going in. The record took a lot longer then we planned for because of Joshua's touring schedule but i think it helped in the big picture of the sound." he also added "I think each song has its place on Mountain Sea. It is a full record and was planned that way. Without one of the tracks it wouldn't feel complete like it does now."

The album starts out on a high note with 'Highway Cars'. It is a heavy hitter, you can hear the Fleet Foxes similarities in Henderson's vocals. This track is one of the albums many highlights. Next up is 'Bible Study' and it is a light hearted fun song that is upbeat And mixes things up. 'Tell Me You Love Me' is a very sincere sounding song, has the slow song vibe going on. An all around gem of a song, something that would make Jeff Tweedy proud. 'Oak Tree' is the first song I heard from Desert Noises. I remember seeing the video and how I was instantly hooked on the songs energy. It is still one of my favorites but this album is so much more then just one song.

'Your Wolf' a little bit of a change up of a song which slows things down a bit. 'Hey Ah' is another one of those fun songs. The song has its own identity and the band shows how they can all work so well together and make it work. 'Dressed Like A Ghost' is where the album starts to send you off in relaxing form. The last 4 songs are more of the calmer, chill out variety, which is not a bad thing at all. 'Up The Mountain' brings a serious even tempered approach that mellows in and out throughout its chorus. 'Smoke Breathing Monsters' continues in the mellow department and it fits perfectly with the album as a whole. This is the type of song when you listen to it you feel that there are going to be bigger days ahead. The albums conclusion is 'Where I Will Go' and it is a nice little send off.

Desert Noises are going about their music in the right way just hitting the road and playing their songs, releasing a solid full-length debut in Mountain Sea, and not getting caught up in the promote our music first game. They have created a fantastic album and now are just letting it speak for itself. Their song writing and lyrics are both very strong and are a pleasant surprise for such a young band. I know being a band from Provo, Utah may have its drawbacks right from the start but it shouldn't. An album such as Mountain Sea needs to be heard and all those that listen need to fuel that fire to everyone else that will listen. - Fake Plastic Tunes

"Desert Noises - "Highway Cars""

Were you as disappointed in the last Band of Horses record as I was? This post is for you.

It’s almost unbelievable how close Desert Noises are to sounded exactly like Band of Horses instrumentals with Fleet Foxes vocals. I kind of feel like someone is going to email me and point out that this is a mislabeled Fleet Foxes b-side or something. I love this track more each time I listen to it. - You Ain't No Picasso

""Oak Tree" - Desert Noises"

As a self-proclaimed music connoisseur, I like to make a special effort to properly delve into the sounds of whatever geographic music scene I happen to be a part of. No matter the location, I can always manage to turn up a few diamonds in the rough. Even that process has a caveat, however, with the idea that said music is “really good for a local band.”

Enter norm-breaking group Desert Noises via the “bustling” nightlife of my college town, Provo, UT. Taken under the patriarchal wing of musician/producer Joshua James, the young group has thrived in the burgeoning indie folk scene with a blend of harmony, picked guitar reverb and just a hint of twang. Adoring fans of the nostalgic sounds produced by Fleet Foxes and Band of Horses or the percussive experimentation of Local Natives will find a sense of familiarity in the evocative, ethereal sounds of Desert Noises’ latest LP, Mountain Sea.

One of the standouts on the album is “Oak Tree,” a case study in successful songwriting. Featuring a driving beat and channeling vocals à la Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, the tune manages to be both toe-tapping and contemplative. But far from copycats, expect big things from these gifted young musicians. - Sound Mag

"Video Interview with Desert Noises" - SSG Music

"Teen Daze, Candy Claws, Desert Noises, and Aan at The Vera Project"

Seeing Desert Noises for the first time reminded me a lot of when I saw Band of Horses at one of their early Neumos shows. At the time, I was astonished that so few people knew about them. Of course, it wasn’t too long before they were playing the main stage at Bumbershoot and topping music charts. And although there are some loose similarities between the two bands’ music, the main point I’m making here is that Desert Noises have a ton of potential.

Song by song, this young Utah band made a mockery of my initial doubts about them. It didn’t matter how different their music was from the other acts on the bill; nor did it matter how much empty space remained in the Vera. These guys played their hearts out with a raw passion that seemed to catch everyone off guard. They’re able to find the same delicate balance between alt-folk and indie-rock which has led the likes of Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes to glory. - SSG Music


Desert Noises EP - 2009
Mountain Sea LP - Summer 2011



Desert Noises is Kyle Henderson, Tyler Osmond, Patrick Boyer, and Brennan Allen, four boys from Utah Valley, UT. The group makes dynamic, propulsive indie rock full of jangle and swagger. These young musicians have an extraordinary knack for pop composition that seems well beyond their years. Their unbridled energy and earnestness is conveyed most thoroughly in the live experience, as their relentless touring over the last few years has enchanted hearts in every city they've visited. Their songs conjure the experience of the wide open road - something they've come to know well - as their lyrics reveal a romantic penchant for adventure. Desert Noises have shared the stage with such buzzworthy contemporaries as The Head and The Heart, Local Natives, The Morning Benders, Blitzen Trapper, Miniature Tigers, and Pepper Rabbit. With their gaze set enthusiastically into the future, this talented band shows no sign of slowing down.