Today, the NYC-native Des Rocs released his highly anticipated debut album A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place via 300 Entertainment (Megan Thee Stallion, Highly Suspect). The explosive and anthemic set of 11 tracks is available now to stream and download, and will be directly followed by his DES ROCS ALIVE headline tour that kicks off tomorrow at Firefly Music Festival. The 20+ date tour will hit iconic venues including the Troubadour in LA and Bowery Ballroom in NY, and features special guests The Velveteers.
Stream and Purchase A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place HERE
Listen to new focus single “Ruby With the Sharpest Lies” HERE
“The album is deeply personal and a journey in the truest sense of the word,” says Des Rocs. “A journey that explores the rabbit holes lining the road of an escapist desire. This album has become a kind of uniquely American prayer, forged in our drive to withdraw from the cruel realities of modern life and all it entails. The journey is filled with stories of resilience, madness, inner-demons, personal growth, and artistic evolution.”
Today Des will also take over Tastemade’s Instagram as he searches through the bustling streets of Manhattan for his favorite slice of pizza. As an NYC native, local pizza spots have always been one of the biggest parts of Des’ DNA.
Des Rocs announced A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place with the debut single “MMC.” The riotous track received instant praise from Loudwire (“addictive”) and Consequence of Sound (“infectious and eclectic”), as well as Rolling Stone, SPIN, and Alternative Press (“groundbreaking”).
Subsequent singles “Imaginary Friends” and “Hanging by a Thread” continued to impress, with Wonderland Magazine proclaiming “[Des Rocs] combines elements of classic rock with subtle seductive electronica elements….inviting us into his own personal escapism, the artist intricately and candidly brings his darkest traits to light and pours every emotion onto the track.” To date, the pre-release tracks have received over 2M streams in just over one month.
Watch the Official Video for “MMC” via YouTube HERE
Watch the Official Video Experience for “Imaginary Friends” via YouTube HERE
Watch the Official Video Experience for “Hanging by a Thread” via YouTube HERE
His upcoming tour, DES ROCS ALIVE, will hit 20+ iconic venues around the country such as The Troubadour in Los Angeles, The Turf Club in St. Paul and a hometown album release show on November 4 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. Des will also be performing at Firefly Music Festival tomorrow, September 25, in Dover, DE, featuring Billie Eilish, Tame Impala and Lizzo, and at the sold out Aftershock Festival on October 8 alongside Metallica, Rancid, and more. Find a full list of tour dates below and purchase tickets at DesRocs.com.
A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place follows the release of three EPs, which have racked up more than 150 million streams, and shows supporting The Rolling Stones, Muse, Grandson, and many more. The title track to Des Rocs’ most recent EP This Is Our Life, has been streamed 7M+ times and hit Top 20 at Active Rock radio and Top 40 at Alternative radio.
A Real Good Person in a Real Bad Place Tracklist:
- Why Why Why
- break break break
- Imaginary Friends
- Ruby with the Sharpest Lies
- Don’t Hurt Me
- Hanging by a Thread
- Born to Lose
- The Devil Inside
- Rabbit Hole
September 25 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
September 28 – Detroit, MI @ El Club*
September 30 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement*
October 1 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen*
October 2 – St. Paul, MI @ Turf Club*October 5 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
October 8 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
October 10 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern*
October 11 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
October 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop*
October 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour*
October 16 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
October 19 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s*
October 20 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links*
October 21 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group*
October 23 – Nashville, TN @ The End*
October 25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom*
October 26 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27*
October 27 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
November 2 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East (upstairs)*
November 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s*
November 4 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
December 10 – Chicago, IL @ 101.1 WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas
* – with special guests The Velveteers