Lee Reynolds and Memo Rex Continue the ‘Road To Desert Hearts’ EP Series

Memo Rex and Desert Hearts co-founder Lee Reynolds have released their Long Weekend EP on Desert Hearts Records today. The three-track EP is the perfect second addition to the Road To Desert Hearts EP series leading up to Desert Hearts Festival 2020 this April 23-27 on Los Coyote’s Indian Reservation, California. 

Lee Reynolds Memo Rex Long Weekend EP

Following a strong start to the series with Porky and Mitch Dodge’s Chameleon, Long Weekend follows up Reynolds’ highly praised solo debut on the label, Can’t Rewind — which showed off just how experimental he likes to get in the studio. Long Weekend sees Reynolds continuing down this path, building an EP with Memo Rex that froths with heady grooves, bouncing percussion, and acid riffs for a record as quirky as it is danceable. 

Desert Hearts Records has grown into a powerhouse over the past five years, signing the likes of wAFF, Rodriguez Jr., and Latmun, to name a few. The label has always served as the creative conduit of the Desert Hearts community, signing records from a plethora of world class artists that have joined their ranks over the years. This time of year, however, is when the focus is shifted to the ringleaders via the Road To Desert Hearts series. 

Lee Reynolds Desert Hearts
Photo via Out Here Visuals

With Desert Hearts Festival quickly approaching, the Road To Desert Hearts shows off the distinctive sonic personalities of Mikey Lion, Lee, Porky, and Marbs and adds to the excitement as fans anticipate the label’s biggest event of the year. 

Road to Desert Hearts Release Dates: 

February 7—Chameleon EP – Porky & Mitch Dodge

February 21—Long Weekend EP – Lee Reynolds & Memo Rex

March 6— I Feel High EP – Mikey Lion

March 27—Psilo EP – Marbs

Desert Hearts Festival 2019
Desert Hearts Festival 2019

The Desert Hearts community has been expanding rapidly over the past several years and 2020 will be no exception. Expect a year full of forward-thinking and fresh beats that will serve as the perfect soundtrack leading into the 2020 festival and beyond in renowned venues like Space Miami, festivals like Vujaday and Lightning in a Bottle, and Dallas for the city’s inaugural Desert Hearts Black showcase.

Desert Hearts Festival 2019
Photo via Jess Bernstein

Upcoming Tour Dates: 

2/22/20 — Club Space (Miami, FL) — Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky + Special Guest Fur Coat

2/29/20 — Secret Warehouse (Washington D.C.) —Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky

3/6/20 — The Forum (Colombus, OH) — Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky

3/7/20 — Meow Wolf (Santa Fe, NM) — Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky

3/13/20 — Public Works (SF, CA) — Desert Hearts Black – Marbs, Evan Casey, Rinzen

3/13/20 — Sonia (Boston, MA) — Lee Reynolds, Porky

3/21/20 — Get Lost (Miami, FL) — Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky

3/22/20 — Powabunga Tahoe (Homewood, CA) — Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky

3/28/20 — Vinyl (Denver, CO) — Desert Hearts Black – Marbs, Rinzen, Evan Casey

4/4/20 — Vujaday Festival (Bridgetown, Barbados) — Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky

4/9/20 — The Patron Saint (Indianapolis, IN) — Porky

4/10/20 — The Mockbee (Cincinnati, OH) — Porky

4/10/20 — Fulton 55 (Fresno, CA) — Lee Reynolds

4/18/20 — Powabunga Vail (Vail, CO) — Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky

4/19/20 — Ubbi Dubbi Festival (Arlington, TX) — Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky

5/21/20 — Lightning in a Bottle (Bakersfield, CA) — Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky

5/24/20 — Elements Festival (Lakewood, PA) — Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porky, Rybo, Lubelski

Stream/Buy ‘Long Weekend’ EP HERE

Tickets and more info on Desert Hearts Festival HERE

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