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This week brings us new music from emerging alt-country outfit Michigan Rattlers, whose new single "Desert Heat" has arrived. And it's a keeper.

The stirring new track, which is quite easily an infectious jam, follows the deep-north natives and lifelong friends' 2018 debut album Evergreen. It's the first hint of what to expect from the group this year, as they expect to release a new album in the coming months.

"'Desert Heat' is a song about exploration. Geographical and mental," says frontman Graham Young. "It’s about a midwestern kid moving west and attempting to figure out where he fits in such a vast and unknown landscape. It’s about the bigger picture. I think we can get so lost in the place that feels really dark and scary. And then there’s a moment or experience that sort of wakes you up and makes you realize and appreciate what you have and see it all for what it is rather than what it isn’t."

Michigan Rattlers is made up of Young alongside Adam Reed, Christian Wilder and Tony Audia. 

Hear "Desert Heat" below.