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DESERTION TRIO (Nick Millevoi) w/ Secret People(Kate Gentile/Dustin Carlson)

“With his Desertion Trio, Millevoi churns over dusty tones reminiscent of a Spaghetti Western soundtrack, if Ennio Morricone chose to spotlight an appreciation for high-minded jazz scaffolding and noodling psych-rock jams.” -Downbeat (Editor’s Pick, February 2018)

"Millevoi’s Desertion Trio is a traffic-stopping multi-genre pileup. In the band’s vigorous sound, free jazz freakouts can emerge from a haze of Crazy Horse distortion, or a free-floating country twang can suddenly sharpen into surf rock riffery. One track may conjure a scene of secret agent skulduggery, while another offers a glimpse of a fantasy landscape constructed from Les Baxter exotica and soft-focus cinematics."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Nick Millevoi and his Desertion Trio deliver a nonstop instrumental thrill-ride on Midtown Tilt… It’s a kind of jammed out free jazz psych western noir hybrid, equal parts Crazy Horse and Nels Cline.” 
-Aquarium Drunkard�

Desertion Trio’s Midtown Tilt takes on the history of instrumental electric guitar music and throws it in a blender. Inspired by the town of Wildwood, NJ and the anachronistic clash of reimagined cultures seen in its motels and amusements, Midtown Tilt is an amalgamation of jazz, psychedelic blues, surf music, and country rock instrumentals played by a crew of musicians most often seen shredding noise rock, avant garde jazz, and metal. Midtown Tilt is the follow-up to 2016’s Desertion (Shhpuma), released under bandleader Nick Millevoi’s name, which NPR Music said, “Hits the sweet spot between Neil Young's exploratory Crazy Horse jams and a spaghetti western soundtrack,” and Noisey described as, “Supremely weird desert noir.” 

Composed and produced by guitarist Nick Millevoi (Many Arms, Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, John Zorn), Desertion Trio features the wild rhythm section of bassist Johnny DeBlase (Sabbath Assembly) and drummer Kevin Shea (Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Talibam!). On Midtown Tilt, they’re joined by keyboardist and recording engineer Jamie Saft, who has collaborated with everyone from John Zorn to Bad Brains to Iggy Pop.

Midtown Tilt will be released on January 19, 2018 by Shhpuma, part of the Clean Feed label, focused on releasing music that goes, “Beyond, below, and above the jazz realm.” Pre-orders now available at

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LIVE VIDEO of Desertion Trio ft. Nels Cline (Wilco) on guitar:

Secret People (Kate Gentile/Dustin Carlson)

21+, 8pm doors