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10 Year Anniversary

Brian and I started You May Die in the Desert 10 years ago this month. We spent many hours crammed into a freezing cold bedroom writing songs that made us happy. We recorded several of those songs on my old cassette tape 4-Track using a Zoom RhythmTrak RT-123 Drum Machine. The EP that came out of those sessions was released as a tour EP in 2005 and saw only a short production run of about 100 copies. We spent hours hand making the covers using recycled paper bags, sewing machines, and stencils. These songs changed my life over the last 10 years and I would not change that for anything. We’ve had a lot of ups and downs during that time, but we still remain a band, and more importantly close friends.

Thanks to those of you who have been with our whole journey and also thanks to the folks that joined somewhere along the way. In celebration of making it 10 years, we are digitally releasing our first EP, Co-Pilots, for the first time in a decade. Some of these songs eventually found their way on to other recordings we did when Mike joined the band- while others never got a proper recording. We hope you are interested in checking these songs out.


Brandon & Brian

Upcoming Show – 3/26 – High Dive, Seattle, WA

Hi Folks,

We will be playing our first show in Seattle since October, 2013. We are really excited to play some new material for you. Come on down to the High Dive in Fremont and watch us open a glorious night of music. We go on at 9 sharp, so get there early! We will be playing two brand new songs for y’all!

3-26 poster

Winter West Coast Tour

Hi Folks,

We will be doing a short run to California in a few weeks. We will be debuting some new songs before we go back into the studio to record some new songs. It would be great to see some familiar and some new faces. Check out the dates below and please spread the word to all of your friends!

Wednesday, February 19th

East End
203 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR
9PM – 21+ – $5
w/ Grandhorse and Red Forman

Thursday, February 20th

Café Coda
265 Humboldt Ave
Chico, CA 95928
8PM – All Ages – $5
w/ Cities, Commissure, Surrounded by Giants

Friday, February 21st

2183 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
8PM – All Ages – $6
w/ Commissure, Wander, Dissolve

YMDITD WEST Coast 2014

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Videos From 2013 & Happy 2014

Hi All!

Happy 2014! We are in the midst of doing a bunch of writing and it is going very well. So far we have four songs that we are working on and many more ideas to come. We hope to do some kind of release this year whether it be a 7 inch or an LP we definitely want to get some new music out to the world.

2013 was a great year for us as we had a chance to play in new places, meet new friends, and of course continue to do what we love to do. Here were a couple of cool videos that were taken of us last year that you may or may not have seen:

Full Set @ Louie G’s in Tacoma:

Signals to Safety- Live in Minneapolis:

True North- Live on Radio K in Minneapolis:

West of 1848- Live in Olympia

West Coast, we’ll see you real soon! Details to come shortly.



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