Smart bets web extra: Desert Noises

“Desert Noises make music for shouting into canyons, jumping into rivers, and getting married to the wide-open road,” says the bio for Kyle Henderson, Tyler Osmond, Patrick Boyer and Brennan Allen, aka Utah Valley, UT’s Desert Noises.

If your idea of a desert noise includes a coyote, or the meep-meep of the cartoon roadrunner, or maybe America’s “Horse with No Name,” this band would like to add a few more sonic offerings to that list. Their brand of indie rock isn’t attempting to reinvent the driving percussion, barely-reigned-in guitars or vocals delivered with both nonchalance and swagger that sum up the genre. But there is a certain breathless anticipation held captive in each of Desert Noises’ rocked-out notes.

Listen to Desert Noises’ new EP, I Won’t See You. The title track for that album premiered on MTV Hive in October. Watch the band perform that song at Audiotree Live:

See them live, for yourself, at Jack of the Wood on Sunday, Dec. 9. Not In The Face also performs. 10 p.m., $5.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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