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NOAH GUNDERSEN Debuts New Track “Bad Desire” on Entertainment Weekly

August 11, 2017

NOAH GUNDERSEN continues to build anticipation for his third studio LP White Noise with the premiere of his new track “Bad Desire,” streaming now on Entertainment Weekly. “Bad Desire” is the newest song from White Noise, following last week’s music video premiere of “The Sound” on EarmilkWhite Noise is being released on September 22 through Cooking Vinyl and is available for pre-order HERE.

Of the contemplative new track, Gundersen told Entertainment Weekly the song is focused on “a lot of the pseudo relationships that people find themselves in now with the way that online dating works and the ways that we’re kind of getting away from traditional relationship trajectories.”

“Bad Desire” showcases the powerful, passionate vocals and well-crafted, emotive songwriting that fans of Gundersen are already familiar with, as well as reflecting the versatile spectrum of rock music that White Noiseexplores. Whereas previous track “The Sound” shows the explosive, commentary-driven side of Gundersen, “Bad Desire” is much more introspective and soul baring. With lyricism like “little love drug needle, you make me feel like for a minute nothing here is wrong”, Gundersen sings a tale of ambivalence at the end of a difficult relationship. Guitars and organs carry out the heart-heavy core of the song, musically bringing out the emotional impact.

The conception of White Noise started long before Gundersen stepped into his homemade studio, nestled inside a 1600 square foot loft on the marina in Seattle, Washington. “At the beginning of 2016, I walked on stage and was met with a feeling of overwhelming emptiness,” Gundersen revealed. “I imagined a career playing music I didn’t believe in and was terrified.” After his set, a fellow songwriter expressed a quote to Gundersen from famed choreographer, Martha Graham: “No artist is ever pleased… There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” From there, something awoke in Gundersen that can now be best described as the 13 tracks that embody White Noise.

In addition to Gundersen’s upcoming North American tour this fall, he will head to the UK and Europe this September for a number of solo shows, stopping by London and Berlin in support of White Noise.

The White Noise North American tour will kick off this October, with support from Phoebe Bridgers November 2 (Houston TX – The Heights Theater) through November 17 (Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre).

Full tour dates below for both North American and UK/European tour and tickets can be purchased here:



Sept 11 – London, England – The Borderline
Sept 12 – Manchester, England – Night & Day
Sept 14 – Berlin, Germany – Auster Club
Sept 15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet


Oct 5 –    Boise, ID – The Olympic
Oct 6 –    Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
Oct 7 –    Ft. Collins, CO – Armory
Oct 8 –    Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Oct 10 –  Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Oct 12 –  Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Oct 13 – Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo
Oct 14 –  Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
Oct 15 –  Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Oct 17 –  Montreal, QC – The Belmont
Oct 18 –  Boston, MA –  The Sinclair
Oct 20 –  Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Oct 21 –  Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar
Oct 22 –  Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
Oct 24 –  Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
Oct 25 –  Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theater
Oct 26 –  Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
Oct 27 –  Chattanooga, TN – Revelry Room
Oct 28 –  Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Oct 29 –  Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Oct 31 –  Birmingham, AL – Saturn
Nov 2 –  Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
Nov 3 –   Dallas, TX – The Kessler Theater
Nov 4 –   Austin, TX – Barracuda
Nov 6 –   Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Nov 8 –   Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Nov 9 –   San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Nov 10 – Eugene, OR – Hi-Fi Music Hall
Nov 11 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Nov 12 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
Nov 17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre