Desoto Jones

Desoto Jones

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Desoto Jones is breathing life into rock and roll. Their unique sense of melody creates songs that envelop the listener with interesting guitar sounds and strong vocals. The chemistry between this band is powerful considering three of the members are brothers and the other two are longtime friends

Biography

Desoto Jones is a band of musicians from New Jersey who have always been passionate about music. Each member has their own eclectic tastes but they share a common love in the music that they create and play together. Desoto Jones is guided by the three Staszewski brothers, and two long-time friends, Ean Kyler and Chris Gill. This band is their ultimate musical release because when it comes to creating music they are able to put the things they know they want to hear into songs without blatantly indulging themselves or disregarding any standards of quality. One might say that they essentially follow a rock n roll philosophy of no-bull and powerful delivery, but they are never at a loss for innovative sounds. Desoto Jones utilizes those sounds without boring themselves or the listener. DJ recorded and self-released three EP's on their own, "Self-Titled", "The Troubleshooting is Over" and "Stay Awake Stay Alive." In the winter of 2007, Desoto Jones has finally found the sound they've been looking for with a full length album called "Aurora", which has been released in a limited pressing on Deep Elm Records. The album has gotten some great reviews including 4 out of 5 stars by Alternative Press Magazine (March 2008). MTV also named DJ 1 of 5 "Bands to Break" in 2008. Desoto Jones continues moving forward with great momentum: writing new material, enjoying a high level of inspiration and creativity between each other, and playing shows to deliver their own gripping and emotional blend of rock music to people's ears.

Desoto Jones' new single, "She Hit The Wall", is receiving significant airplay on Philly's Radio 104.5FM and the band was voted Best Local Band of 2008 by 104.5 listeners.

Lyrics

Don't Fail Me

Written By: Owen Staszewski/Ean Kyler

I could have handled this a little better I know,
but so far I have seen no evidence that this one would last.
It's not a personal attack, I just got bored and stretched out.
Let's not pretend to concern ourselves cause it's really not that bad.

I better stop now before i get caught in a lie (that i cant prove)
I better stop now because its not fair, for the both of us.

don't fail now, don't fail me now, don't fail now
(commitment comes and scares me away again)
don't fail now, don't fail me now, don't fail now
(what i've become has blown me away again)

to keep avoiding you can surely make things worse.
With a phone call I could be responsible for the first time in years.

I better stop now before I get caught in a lie (that I cant prove)
I better stop now because it's not fair, for the both of us.

don't fail now, don't fail me now, don't fail now
(commitment comes and scares me away again)
don't fail now, don't fail me now, don't fail now
(what i've become has blown me away again)

This bridge is burning down (so far so good)
sit back I'm not changing your world, I'm passing through
Im just a face.
This bridge is burning down (so far so good)
some way, somehow, I'm better off alone I can't wait till the fire burns out.
and its over.

don't fail now, don't fail me now, don't fail now
(commitment comes and scares me away again)
don't fail now, don't fail me now, don't fail now
(what i've become has blown me away again)

commitment come and scares me away again

Giant Magnets

Written By: Owen Staszewski

celebrating distress with a good friend
sending promises down with a ship that sinks
a wrecking ball is our only solution
we need the company of someone who cares

too much love, too much joy, too much warmth, too much to ignore

touching down for the sake of approval
there's no opinion worth the toll of a thousand hearts
we're elbows deep in the jar with a cold fist
the well is empty and there's no one who cares

breathe easy, you know that we'll all get by

too much love, too much joy, too much warmth, too much to ignore

giant magnets will pull us all in, keep in mind all we ever want is change
giant magnets will sort us all out, keep in mind all we ever do is change
sing it loud, sing it strong

too much love, too much joy, too much warmth, too much to ignore
and i feel ashamed, honestly i feel ashamed
but you dont have to....

Discography

"Self Titled "- EP-November 2003
"The Troubleshooting Is Over" -EP - April 2005
"Stay Awake Stay Alive"- EP - June 2006
"Aurora"-LP- January 2008 Deep Elm Records

Set List

Desoto Jones mixes songs from every one of their releases in their set. At any time, Desoto Jones is able to play anyone of their 25+ original songs spontaneously. The demograpic of the crowd is taken into consideration when developing a set list. Set times can range from 30 minutes to over 2 hours. At times, Desoto Jones will mix in covers from their favorite bands including The Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, The Stone Temple Pilots, Third Eye Blind, Quicksand, and many more alternative rock favorites.

Original Titles include:
"self titled" EP 2003
static snow
out of print
silent brilliance
waiting on a breakthrough
porcelain
"The Troubleshooting is Over" EP 2005
cold correction
overflow
mileage
forgetful
push or pull
"Stay Awake Stay Alive" EP 2006
deadweight
heavy hands
say uncle
head to toe
clear the dust
stay awake stay alive
"Aurora" LP 2007
speedbump
don't fail me
giant magents
capgun
out of the blue
sweet sun
non fiction
working class daydream