Desert Noises (Provo, UT)

with Liz Cooper & The Stampede

and Evan Murdock

August 24, 2017
6pm - 9pm

Desert Noises is back. After an almost-two-year hiatus which saw the guys dive into individual artist projects and tours with other bands, Desert Noises returns wiser, more focused, and more inspired than ever.

They’ve just finished recording new music in Austin, TX with some help from members of Wild Child and Shakey Graves. It’s a familiar sound – echoes of the spatial landscapes in Mountain Sea, the visceral growl in27 Ways, and peak yearning from singer-songwriter Kyle Henderson. The band hits the road in August to share these new songs, along with favorites from their first two albums and EPs. It’s been a while, but didn’t your mother teach you any patience? Desert Noises is Brennan Allen (drums), Kyle Henderson (cocals, guitar) and Tyler Osmond (bass, vocals).

Liz Cooper - “It started with golf clubs and country clubs, but now it’s all rock clubs,” Liz says, giggling. She spent the majority of her life developing her golf skills, only to drop her college scholarship to move to Nashville and pursue music. “Writing songs and playing the guitar came as naturally to me as golf did. But music tickled my brain in a way nothing else ever could.”

But, Liz didn’t know a soul in Nashville when she moved. So, she went and got a job at a familiar place: a country club. “Liz may not have known anyone when she moved here,” says the Stampede low-end provider Grant. “But now, I feel like she knows pretty much every person she walks past. She just doesn’t stop smiling, and people don’t stop smiling back.” Coincidentally—or not so coincidentally cuz, well, Nashville—some fellow co-workers at the country club also had a band. They called themselves Future Thieves, and they offered to record Liz’s first EP, Monsters. After that, Liz began writing songs as frequently as she smiles. She formed a band with Ky Baker on drums and Grant Prettyman on the weird long guitar, and they recorded the Live at the Silent Planet EP. And now, there’s enough new songs to record a full-length album.“The record we’re working on now is a combination of Liz’s darkly-lit, reclusive songwriting habits, and Grant and I’s Rolling Rock induced rock and roll” chimes Ky. “It’s about bringing our different styles together to create something that makes us all question what kind of music we even like anyways.”

Evan Murdock - Evan Murdock has been playing music in Madison since 2000; beginning with the Lonesome Rogues during their 6 year tenure at the no-longer-extant Wonder’s Pub (now home to the Alchemy Cafe), then with the Kentucky Waterfalls, and finally striking off solo in 2011. During that time his songwriting has evolved from, well, not happening, to being the primary focus of his musical efforts. His songs run the gamut from soulful ballads to up-tempo dancers, and touch on subjects like love, loss, and dinosaurs. Though he strives to bring a fierce dedication to his craft, Evan is easily distracted by shiny objects and laser pointers.

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