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