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Capturing Paul Simon’s 70s aesthetic and the pop sensibility of Gnarls Barkley - Local Nomad’s sound is marked by soulful vocals, ethereal synths, and lustrous drum beats. Michael Desmond AKA Local Nomad first hit the Long Island scene in 2009 as the frontman of the orchestral indie rock band, Gabriel the Marine. The band garnered regional attention and went on to perform nationwide with bands like Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, Mew, Jacks Mannequin, and The Dear Hunter.


Nearly a decade later the Long Island native has polished his sound in his solo venture as Local Nomad. Desmond returns as a blue-eyed soul dipped crooner, whose narrative lyrics yield songs that embrace traditional folk music while inviting elements of the future.


Drawing influence from everything Tears for Fears, Elvis Costello to Phil Collins, his upcoming self titled EP “LOCAL NOMAD” will reflect on lost love, baseball, death and the hardships of aging. Desmond is a dad rock powerhouse who shakes hands with pop—with two fingers crossed behind the back—breaking a promise to adhere to the mainstream of the genre, fusing it with delivery of indie-rock electricity.