On the heels of their EP Red Returns, released earlier in 2016, and following several years of successful live shows including opening for Johnny Marr, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Charlatans UK and Foals among others, Desario is quickly back with their new six song release: Haunted.
Haunted continues to move ahead with the songwriting and sound templates Desario laid out on Red Returns. They’ve maintained the tight arrangements and hooks of its predecessor, reminiscent of classic Britpop, shoegaze and indie but with an even grittier edge.
Emphasizing on capturing the band’s live sound and energy in the studio, Desario, again, chose to team up with veteran recording engineer Tony Cale working the controls. The lone exception being a contemporary adaptation of The House of Love’s early hit, Nothing To Me, recorded by Michael Yoas.
Even more raw, stripped down and dirtier than Red Returns, Haunted still features the dual guitar and rhythm-section based approach that has been synonymous with Desario in recent years, drawing the attention of indie fans and critics alike.
“Four years after their sophomore Mixer, Sacramento’s Desario come back even better.” – THE BIG TAKEOVER #78 | Jack Rabid’s Top 40 Reviews
“Elegance, sophistication, melodies that touch the soul, songs that seem to have been conceived at some magic moment of the 80’s, but sound absolutely contemporary. Think of the classics, Bunnymen, Chills, Orange Juice, Ride and condense them, the result of this equation will surely be Desario.” – THE BLOG THAT CELEBRATES ITSELF
“Desario have managed to subtlety tighten their already solid foundation and release their best collection yet. I sure hope that there is a full length album on the horizon, because I cannot recommend this enough.”
– THIS WRECKAGE