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Pitchfork
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4 → 6 Nov
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Pitchfork
Music Festival
Berlin

Desire

Friday 4 November
9:00 pm ― Zenner

On May 3rd, 2022 Desire shared their new album Escape, wri;en & recorded in Los Angeles & Palm Springs, California. Inspired by the ultra-vivid world of 1970’s giallo films, they wrote the soundtrack of their dreams using their favorite musical instruments.: Minikorg, Jupiter 8, 909, Mellotron, Simmons Rhythm Modules, String Machine, a D-50 & Fender Rhodes.

House music rhythms provide the canvas for girl group narraVves & a children’s choir to paint the picture. Throbbing synthwave & dayVme drama soap operas all play into the color pallet of the album. The lyrics are sung in English, French, & Korean, adding even more drama to the mix. Through it all, there is the opVmism of true love’s compass navigaVng us through all the chaos life has to offer.

Desire is an electronic band formed in Montreal & currently based in Palm Springs. They make synth pop where film, fashion, & fantasy collide on the dancefloor. On stage, vocalist Megan Louise theatrically pivots between French & English while draped in latex from head to toe. From vixen to villain, she turns to predator with blood pumping thrill. Carrying the campy torch of Vaudeville into this century she is joined by composer Johnny Jewel (ChromaVcs, Glass Candy, Twin Peaks) on piano & drum machine.

As the flagship arVst of the influenVal record label Italians Do It Be;er, they have scored runways for Dior, Chanel, Fendi, & Bo;ega Vene;a as well as wriVng music for films by Nicolas Refn, David Lynch, & Ryan Gosling.

Earlier this year, Desire took their moody bounce to the global dancefloor. CollaboraVng on tracks with Omar S, Diplo, Guy Gerber, Maceo Plex, & Seth Troxler.

Desire gained worldwide exposure with their hit song “Under Your Spell” which was featured prominently in 2011’s neon-noir film, Drive. In 2019, Desire co-headlined the Double Exposure world tour with label mates ChromaVcs. Their live shows are complete sonic & visual emersion for the audience. Their brand of 1980’s infused synthwave is accompanied by ultra-vivid surrealist films projected throughout their set.