Saddles is the music of singer/songwriter Charles Barth, whose reluctance to comply with pop convention is matched only by his desire for accessibility. Crafting songs that often play out like tragic tales, Barth's lyrics bounce between cryptic metaphor and haunting honesty, soaring over crisply produced instrumentation provided almost
entirely by Barth himself. His first EP, introspectively named Shame On You, Chatterer!, saw immediate success and landed Saddles in tightly packed downtown Phoenix venues and art galleries alongside local heroes like Courtney Marie Andrews and What Laura Says. The most recent Saddles effort, THIS IS RIDICULOUS LUXURY, was put together by producers George White and Cory Spotts (The Maine, Job For a Cowboy, Greeley Estates, Kinch) and features a wide range of dynamics that have drawn comparisons to Dear and the Headlights and Manchester Orchestra. This fall, Barth has returned to work with George White to record Saddles' first full-length record which is slated for a 2012 release.



The Cold Desert began in Phoenix, Arizona in the Summer of 2008 as the solo project of singer/songwriter Matt Klassen. After two years of stressing out over how to play five instruments at the same time, Jared Kaiser and Bobby Ball joined the band on drums and bass, respectively, in the Fall of 2010. In March of 2011 they welcomed multi-instrumentalist Cody Nelson into the lineup.

Since forming, the Cold Desert have shared the stage with international touring artists such as Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit, Future of Forestry, and Eastern Conference Champions. They've rocked the most notorious stages in Arizona with their eclectic blend of balls-out rock, melodic folk and dirty Southern blues and gospel.

After recording with Chris Franz in North Hollywood in the Spring, the Cold Desert will be releasing their debut EP "Four Doors" on September 30th.

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