Shares New Single “I’m So Tired”
Announces New Album: Every Moment, Everything You Need
February 25, 2022 (CD/Digital) & March 25, 2022 (Vinyl)
Out via Felte
Deserta, the LA-based solo project of Matthew Doty (Saxon Shore, Midnight Faces) is sharing a new single, “I’m So Tired” which comes in line with news of his second album, Every Moment, Everything You Need which is out via Felte on February 25, 2022. The new single follows on from the recently-released KEXP and FLOOD-tipped track, “Lost In The Weight” which marked Doty’s first new music since his 2020 debut, Black Aura My Sun which found fans at NPR, KEXP and more.
The soaring ambiance that you embrace as it’s built with “I’m So Tired”, it engrosses you, harnesses your full attention, and keeps you fixated throughout. This ambiance showcases this flawless attention to the expressive inclinations of this vision. Deeply moving, complex, and offering this wealth of cutting tones and harrowing vocal harmonies. This intimate ensemble causes a stir within its explosive journey.
Deserta creates the most mammoth ensemble, highlighted in the expansive atmosphere on offer throughout. The ambiance already paves its way with this exuberant effort, the abundance of textures and vast depth to the sonic soundscape will leave you in awe. As layer upon layer of intricate notes and vital tones emerge, the delicate and ethereal vocal harmonies add this intimacy to the expressive ensemble. When the release finishes, you need to relive that experience once more, then once more again.
If the emotive experience of The War On Drugs meets the immersive M83, you’re in the right place for the promising Deserta.
Mixed by David Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, Flaming Lips, Mogwai), engineered by Chris Coady (TV On The Radio, Amen Dunes, Slowdive) with drums provided by James McAliser (collaborations include Taylor Swift, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, The National, Big Red Machine, et al), the return from Doty brings a leveling-up in his approach to the genre harnessing spiraling guitars and mammoth soundscapes. “I’m So Tired” brings forward another fine demonstration of Doty’s penchant for billowing guitars that run in the same vein as Slowdive, Ride and Mogwai.
Speaking about the new single, Doty says: “This song started out as a completely different song, a little more Echo & The Bunnymen sans the soaring vocals sounding. I didn’t feel like it was fitting in with the rest of the songs and I remember it taking quite a few tries to figure out what needed to change, to the point I would have scrapped it had the drums not already been tracked and sounding good. I also remember when it came together – my wife had just gone to work and usually by that time our son would be up and about. This day he happened to sleep in and I took advantage of it. I had to work fast so I simultaneously played a Moog bass line with my left hand and a Mellotron bell/flute combo with the right. When that second of the three chords played I knew that was the sound. I modified the melody from the first version which then became the chorus vocal melody and a lead guitar line, slapped an arpeggiated synth on there, mumbled some bullshit and there it is. A song.“
Doty’s time as part of the Philadelphia-based post-rock group, Saxon Shore found him release five albums and an EP, founding the group with former bandmate, Josh Tillman (Father John Misty). Since then, he went on to form Midnight Faces, earning acclaim at SPIN, The AV Club, Consequence, VICE and more before releasing solo material under the Deserta moniker in 2020.
Every Moment, Everything You Need
Out February 25, 2022 (CD/Digital) & March 25, 2022 (Vinyl)
Out via Felte
1. Lost In The Weight
2. I’m So Tired
3. Where Did You Go
4. Far From Over
5. It’s All A Memory
6. A World Without
7. Goodbye Vista