Deserta, The Chances, Sleep Still

Deserta, The Chances, Sleep Still

Ages 21+
Deserta, The Chances and Sleep Still at The Hi Hat

Deserta (LA): Deserta's first batch of brightly lit material, Black Aura My Sun, began to take shape in 2017. Like a hot air balloon headed straight for the stratosphere, it reveals yet another side of the songwriting Matthew Doty has spent decades refining. As experimental as it is enthralling, Black Aura My Sun applies the vapor-trailed production values and sublime dynamics of Doty's previous group projects (including the instrumental collective Saxon Shore and Midnight Faces) to a shoegaze-y sound that splits the difference between Slowdive and Sigur Rós.

Deserta expands and contracts with chords that drift like clouds, drums that drag and dissipate, and hooks that hang in the air for what feels like forever. Doty plans on performing the record live in the weeks leading up to Michigan's annual Kalamashoegaze Fest with Midnight Faces drummer Paul Doyle and bassist Eric Hehr. -ANDREW PARKS, SELF-TITLED MAG

Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042