Tuesday, February 2, 2010
(Damn) This Desert Air are featured in "North Jersey Notes" from The Aquarian Weekly...
[theaquarian.com] "While I was surfing the Internet looking for a band to feature this week, I came across a very cool band out of Wayne, NJ, on the WRXP local band page, which by the way, is a very cool way for local bands to promote themselves with a NYC radio station. Anyway, I came across (Damn) This Desert Air, so I gave them a listen and thought that they were pretty good for a band from North Jersey. My question is why have I never heard of them before? Could it be that they try to stay out of the Jersey scene? Or is it that they just haven’t been promoting themselves enough? Regardless, I got to hear songs like “Calling Orion,” “This Landslide,” and “Nightingale,” which exhibit what this band is all about, and that is a band of extremely talented musicians! Singer Craig Cirinelli is just amazing. Yes, there are some effects on his voice, but you can tell he genuinely has a great voice, and the musicianship in (Damn) This Desert Air is something that I haven’t heard in a while in a local band.
(Damn) This Desert Air has been a band known to create some pretty big, booming melodic rock, while injecting some heavy guitar riffs creating a unique modern-rock sound. (Damn) This Desert Air feels that they’ve tapped into an audience who not only desired a blast of sound, but are also attentive to the dynamic detail in their music. The members of the band have quit notable projects like Instruction, Nora, Elemae, Merciana, Ex Number Five, and The Fire Still Burns to put this band together. They’ve been purposely managing themselves since they formed, giving them a realistic approach at building (Damn) This Desert Air on their own terms and at a manageable pace in today’s fickle musical climate. (Damn) This Desert Air is made up of singer Craig Cirinelli, guitarists Shawn Reams and Mike Wolff, Alf Bartone on bass, and Ti Kreck on drums.
In 2008, the group was one of the final bands added to a tribute compilation CD for the ‘90s rock band Failure, which was released by Pop Up Records. The CD was called The Nurse Who Loved Me, A Tribute To Failure, and their contribution was a song called “Sergeant Politeness.” Here in April 2010, Pop Up Records will be releasing (Damn) This Desert Air’s recent EP, Distance Waits, while the boys recently inked a deal with Bastardized Records to release the EP in Europe. You can give (Damn) This Desert Air a listen at myspace.com/damnthisdesertair, where you can also find out where they’re playing next."
Posted by Dan Goldin at 5:57 PM