Thursday, September 10, 2009

Desolation Wilderness

A good lo-fi band from Washington state? A question that has been on my mind all summer. I figure there's a couple, Herr Jazz is the first one that comes to mind. With that being said, This next band shattered my expectations. I find myself surprised that I have not discovered this band already, since I have been binging on hazy, lazy, lo-fi surf rock these days. Although 'Desolation Wilderness' do credit themselves on being beachy they take a different approach to things other than say Real Estate. The music 'Des Wild' produces is far sutler and watery than any other band in the sub-genus of the "no-wave/shit-gaze" genre. "Boardwalk Theme" starts with a great guitar part that is drenched in reverb and soaked in the strumming of a backing guitar part. By the bridge you're hooked. Make sure to grab a copy. Mp3 and tour dates after the jump.

Desolation Wilderness - Boardwalk Theme

Sep 10 2009 8:00P
3rd Floor Concert Hall, Community School of Music & Arts Ithaca, New York
Sep 11 2009 8:00P
Bennington College Bennington, Vermont
Sep 12 2009 8:00P
Silent Barn w/ Real Estate Brooklyn, New York
Sep 13 2009 8:00P
Cake Shop w/ The Intelligence, City Center, Gary War New York, New York
Sep 14 2009 8:00P
Death by Audio w/ Calvin Johnson, Arrington de Dionyso New York, New York
Sep 15 2009 8:00P
Philadelphia w/ Catholic Block Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 16 2009 8:00P
Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar Charlottesville, Virginia
Sep 17 2009 8:00P
Gallery 5 w/ Cold Toast Richmond, Virginia
Sep 18 2009 8:00P
Snug Harbor w/ Sian Alice Group Charlotte, North Carolina
Sep 19 2009 8:00P
the Green Bean Greensboro, North Carolina
Sep 21 2009 8:00P
JJ’s Bohemia w/ Forest Magic! Chattanooga, Tennessee
Sep 22 2009 8:00P
Little Hamilton Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 23 2009 8:00P
Starlight House (3219 W. 7th Street) Little Rock, Arkansas
Sep 24 2009 8:00P
The Gallery (120 North 9th) w/ Real Live Tigers Fort Smith, Arkansas
Sep 25 2009 8:00P
Mountain House Dallas, Texas
Sep 26 2009 8:00P
Lamberts Austin, Texas
Sep 28 2009 8:00P
Hangart w/ Stephen Steinbrink Tucson, Arizona
Sep 29 2009 8:00P
’Ye Olde Bike Saviours House’ - 519 W. 19th St. w/ Stephen Steinbrink Tempe, Arizona
Sep 30 2009 8:00P
UC Irvine w/ Christmas Irvine, California
Oct 1 2009 8:00P
Silverlake Lounge w/ Christmas, Devon Williams, Infinite Body Los Angeles, California
Oct 2 2009 8:00P
Biko Garage w/ Christmas Santa Barbara, California
Oct 3 2009 8:00P
Center for Non-Violence w/ Christmas Santa Cruz, California
Oct 4 2009 3:00P
Mosswood Ampitheatre (early show) Oakland, California
Oct 5 2009 8:00P
Sacramento w/ Christmas Sacramento, California
Oct 6 2009 8:00P
The Green House w/ Christmas Arcata, California
Oct 8 2009 8:00P
Punx w/ Christmas Portland, Oregon
Oct 9 2009 8:00P
The Northern w/ Christmas, Lapuda Olympia, Washington
Oct 26 2009 8:00P
Old Blue Last London, London and South East
Oct 27 2009 8:00P
Meze Festival Newport, Wales
Oct 28 2009 8:00P
The Library Leeds, Midlands
Oct 29 2009 8:00P
The Basement York, Midlands
Oct 30 2009 8:00P
The Chameleon Nottingham, Midlands
Oct 31 2009 8:00P
Delawab Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nov 1 2009 1:00P
Start Together Studio Belfast, Northern Ireland

"New Universe" is out now on the amazing K-Records.


Adam said...

Hey man, its Adam.
Seen these guys a couple times, they're from Olympia. The drummer Andrew is also in LAKE.

Brian said...

LAKE is awesome I was just about to do a post on them.

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