Hailing from Provo Utah, Desert Noises has been touring extensively throughout the years playing major festivals and venues of all sizes. After a brief hiatus, the band is back on the road, in the studio, and ecstatic to continue their journey that started over a decade ago. This extended break led the band into individual artist projects and tours with other groups such as Cage the Elephant, RayLand Baxter, Liz Cooper & the Stampede, Wild Child, Harpooner, Dove & the Wolf, and Microwave Mountain.
They are in the final process of a new full-length album that they recorded in their relocated home of Nashville, TN with Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses). It’s a new and yet familiar sound, echoing the spatial landscapes of ‘Mountain Sea’ and the visceral growl in ‘27 Ways’ but with obvious tales of change and growth from singer-songwriter Kyle Henderson. There’s no telling how high this mountain is that they are climbing, but for three friends from the desert, climbing is what makes them feel at home.
Beginning in Austin, TX, in the heart of their middle school days, David Kapsner (lead vocals/guitar/piano), Michael Jekot (lead guitar/vocals), and Tyler Rush (bass/vocals) came together to transcend the barrier of blues-rock into funky psych-soul through their various music ventures. Bringing the audacious and wonderfully talented Tim Durand (drums/vocals) into the picture has recently solidified the band with a roaring sound and strength to complement their vibe. Dedication to their music has evolved The Mammoths from garage rock to sophisticated blues-funk, and constant experimentation has allowed each member of the group to always stay true to their roots. Jekot, self-described as playing in the “grunge-endrix” style, notes that Kapsner’s soul-vocals, Durand’s pure metal, and Tyler’s deep, groovy funk stand out in the realm of rock, drawing influence from all over to create a sound that is entirely new, yet curiously familiar.
“The Mammoths are an up-and-coming Austin band to watch fueled by their fiery unapologetic live shows reminiscent of a young Led Zeppelin. In meeting with these guys at AMF on their future plans, this band is clearly driven on playing hard and using the old school work ethic of making fans one sweaty show at a time,” said Alex Vallejo (Vallejo Music Group/Austin Music Foundation).