Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Ripple Music Signs Desert Suns to a World-Wide Deal - New Split 12" in the Works
Ripple Music is proud to announce the signing of San Diego's Desert Suns to a world-wide deal. Starting off with a side of vinyl for the upcoming "Second Coming of Heavy" split 12" series that Ripple is unleashing on the world, the alliance between Ripple and Desert Suns is only just beginning.
And the folks at Ripple couldn't be more thrilled.
Where stoner rock, doom, sludge, psychedelic and blues all overlap you get Desert Suns. Formed in 2013 by four hefty dudes with enough hair to challenge Cousin It to a test of anonymity. Soon after forming they released their single "Burning Temples" January of 2014 which helped them to acquire a great fan base and critical raves. "Some of the doomiest riffs that would make one Mr. Iommi a very happy and proud person" says Bill Goodman in his review of the Desert Suns single Burning Temples. Their debut, self-titled album was released later that year and reassured fans that they were no one hit wonder.
Desert Suns have a genuine fluidity and a fresh take on how we hear rock. The band has the ability to rip out some material heavy enough that even Grandma would get headbanging, but they know how to seduce through gritty Americana thanks to well-placed harmonica and purring vocals. From beginning to end, Desert Suns has compelling hooks, an addictive atmospheric energy and heavy, pulsating beats that get blood boiling with obstreperous energy.
Look for the Ripple Music/Desert Suns split 12" to come out later this year and more coming from the band as the year goes on.
"With old school flair and charisma this band from San Diego, CA., summons up a sun-drenched haze of doomy riffs, touches of prog and heavy desert groove. " -- Heavy Planet