For sometime now I have been wanting to start up a weekly feature promoting all things related to Utah's Local Music Scene. Well yesterday I was introduced to a local Utah band from Provo called 'Desert Noises'. Their song and video for 'Oak Tree' was an instant hit with me and I thought there would be no better time to get this weekly feature up and running. So here it is for the first time on Fake Plastic Tunes -- 'UTAH ORIGINAL' will welcome the local talent in our great State on a weekly basis.
Desert Noises are a 3-piece indie rock band out of Provo, UT. They have a self-titled EP that was released back in 2009 (Produced by fellow Utahan Joshua James) on the Northplatte Records label. They are currently on their US Tour and prepping for the release of their first full length album titled 'Mountain Sea'. I first heard these guys just yesterday when I saw the video for "Oak Tree". I was very impressed and searched all over online trying to dig up as much information on the band as possible.
As for now there is no Album artwork, set tracklisting, or an exact release date (September). In a plea for some help the band had this to say about Mountain Sea
"We, for the last 2 years, have been writing, recording, re-writing, re-recording, and attempting to perfect what we feel will be our greatest piece of art. We took all we had and held back nothing (monetarily and emotionally speaking) in the making of the record." ... "The record is called Mountain Sea and we have it recorded and produced by Joshua James, mixed by Todd Burke (No Doubt, Jack Johnson, Foo Fighters, Ben Harper), and mastered by Rick Fischer (Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine)."
The exact day of Mountain Sea's release is set for sometime in September on the Northplatte Records label. Also the best local music shop in all of Utah -- Slowtrain will have the vinyl in stock
"With a simultaneous release on CD by Northplatte Records, the limited LP will be a work of art in itself. Physical vibrations of sound will be pressed into the tightly-wound spiral grooves on both sides of a stunning white vinyl platter in an art-adorned paperboard sleeve suitable for framing. Also included will be a CD copy".
There is a lot to look forward to in the local Utah music scene and a release like 'Mountain Sea' by Desert Noises could really get things going.
Getting to Know Desert Noises:
Desert Noises - City Weekly
Desert Noises - Slowtrain Records
EP Track Listing:
1 - Morning Song
2 - Mad Moon
3 - Building Glass Walls
4 - Kelton
5 - Blue Skies
6 - New Man
7 - Devil's Own
Remaining Tour Dates:
6/29 - Milwaukee, WI - Bad Genie
7/3 - New York, NY- The Living Room
7/5 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie w/ Geology
7/6 - Raleigh, NC - Berkeley Cafe
7/7 - Wilmington, NC - The Soap Box w/ Chauncey & The Free Spirits
7/8 - Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse
7/12 - Toledo, OH - Ottawa Tavern
7/13 - Lincoln, NE - Duffy's Tavern w/ South of Lincoln
7/15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Slowtrain
7/16 - Boise, ID - Neurolux w/ Matt Hopper and TEENS
7/21 - Portland, OR - The Holocene
7/26 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Cafe
7/27 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room w/ Sun Ghost