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Our Hope, Abandoned EP



Like The Desert is a band born from a need to distract a husband from World of Warcraft.

Sahara and Rob are a wife and husband songwriting team from Chicago. Like The Desert started in September 2009 as a way to spend time with each other while they were broke, and to lure Rob away from an online gaming addiction. Needing a low-budget project, they looked around their apartment and found all their left-over music gear from their previous lives.

The two had been in many bands though never with each other. Sahara became a professional opera and operetta singer around 2002, abandoning writing her own lyrics and music when it didn't pay the bills. Since then she has been extremely successful performing Gilbert & Sullivan operettas to Faust with various companies in the US. She's probably the only opera singer that constantly listens to the Pixies.

Rob, a former drummer for a touring indie metal band for 5 years, had given up on his dream to play music, rejecting it as impractical around 2001. He then made a successful career around designing Web sites for Warner Brothers Records and various artists such as Lil' Wayne and The Black Keys. But slowly he realized he'd rather be making music than servicing those who were.

Like The Desert's upcoming EP, "Our Hope, Abandoned" is about reclaiming their love for writing music, and their realization that they should have been doing it together all along.