Thursday, May 30, 2024

High Desert Queen launch hilarious video & early album stream via Metal Sucks from forthcoming Magnetic Eye Records debut

“Brings hot-shit riffs and plenty enough for the whole class.” – The Obelisk

“Another must-have record from High Desert Queen who have earned their reputation as one of the most promising and essential acts to come out from the legendary Texan Desert/Stoner Rock scene.” – Outlaws of The Sun 

“It’s just fun, thanks to the riffs, the groove, and the attitude that permeates the entire thing.” — Metal Sucks

Texas desert rockers HIGH DESERT QUEEN release a new video today via Metal Sucks for the title track from their forthcoming sophomore full-length Palm Reader, slated for release on May 31. Watch/share the funny, awkward video in which a fictional manager attempts to get the band in shape to the tune of "Palm Reader" HERE. (Direct YouTube.)

The video for lead single "Ancient Aliens" was released earlier this year via YouTube HERE. The “Ancient Aliens” video is a tongue-in-cheek take on John Carpenter’s 1988 cult movie “They Live” that illustrates the difficulties for musicians in dealing with shifty managers.

On further news, HIGH DESERT QUEEN is currently on tour promoting the album in the US, before heading to the EU this summer. Please see below for all currently confirmed shows.

Palm Reader will be available on vinyl in transparent green or marbled pink & black variants, digisleeve CD and download on May 31st via Magnetic Eye Records. Pre-order/pre-save HERE


05/30 Austin, TX - The Far Out Lounge

05/31 Bryan, TX - The 101

06/01 San Antonio, TX - The Amp Room

06/02 New Braunfels, TX - Guadalupe Brewery

07/13 Erfurt, DE - Stoned from the Underground Festival

07/26 Neuensee, DE - Rock im Wald Festival

09/21 Austin, TX - Far Out Lounge, RippleFest Texas

Artist: High Desert Queen

Album: Palm Reader

Label: Magnetic Eye Records

Release Date: May 31st, 2024

HIGH DESERT QUEEN's sophomore full-length Palm Reader is bursting with raw energy and radiates the feeling of 666 diesel horses thundering loud. The album is crammed with cool vibes, ripping leads, and a ton of desert fuzz with a focus on great songs rather than trying to stay confined within a corral of a particular style.

This untamed attitude took its creative high energy source straight from touring. When the band from Texas returned home after six weeks traveling the roads of Europe with the legendary FATSO JETSON and watching them improvising jams every night, they had also taken notes. Although a bit worn from the road, HIGH DESERT QUEEN could hardly wait to start recording. Not focusing overly on how parts were played, allowing themselves imperfections, and ditching the click, the music started to flow like never before. In the very first studio session after the tour, three new songs emerged.

Working within a live framework and mindset, the band from Austin, Texas hit the jackpot and "Palm Reader" bears witness to that claim. In more than one way, HIGH DESERT QUEEN have always been a bit different and much more than 'another desert rock band'. Formed in Houston, Texas by singer Ryan Garney and guitarist Rusty Miller in 2019, the duo soon recruited drummer Phil Hook (MONTE LUNA) and relocated to Austin in 2020. With the addition of Rusty's daughter Morgan on bass, the band hit the ground running. 

Hard work and their obviously burgeoning talent resulted in an fast rise for HIGH DESERT QUEEN, beginning with their first record deal arriving thanks in part to their being hand-picked by ZAKK SABBATH's Rob Blasko. Their debut full-length "Secrets of the Black Moon" arrived in 2021 and was immediately heaped with praise in the US and Europe, which kicked the doors open to touring and invitations to prestigious festivals both domestic and abroad. In March 2022, the Texans embarked on their first tour in support of SASQUATCH on the US West Coast. Only two months later, HIGH DESERT QUEEN hit the roads of Europe as a headliner in June 2022, with a return to the other side of the Atlantic with FATSO JETSON in 2023. Underlining the fast rise of this live monster, the newcomers were booked for Desertfest London (UK) and Berlin (DE) and the Truckfighters' Fuzz Festival (SE) among many others.

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