“You.May.Die.In.The.Desert are a notable Seattle Trio who play exciting instrumental tracks inspired by celebrated artists like Pinback, Juno, Explosions in the Sky, and old local favorites Sharks Keep Moving. Their songs boast beauty but with muscle–compositions leap forward and spin around, and there are moments where they get messy and distorted enough to make you feel a little dizzy…”
“This band has usurped the alternative rock blueprint of loud/quiet/loud (or vice versa), replacing it with song progressions that are more multi-layered and more unpredictable. Their music lends an air of spontaneity despite the clear hardworking craft behind the compositions. Like the aquatic, flowing, borderless motifs of the project, the music itself embodies a freedom of transcendence and discovery.
“You.May.Die.In.The.Desert…[w]ith only three members… is able to approach Oceansize’s Effloresce-era ambiance with At the Drive-In’s sense of urgency without sounding forced… The draw is this: Their route is extremely creative, and they hinge their progressions on such delicate interplay (rhythmic, tonal) that it’s impressive to watch/listen to; they’re also extremely good at tugging at your mood.”