Fresh out of college, Desert Noises frontman Kyle Henderson took a job in business analytics, a move that would him put on track for a successful career in the field.
However, Henderson soon decided business wasn't where he wanted to spend his life.
"I was really unhappy, so I just kind of quit everything and went on the road," the 24-year-old Henderson said. "It was a really good place for me to be, I just wasn't happy."
Thus, Desert Noises — named from a dream Henderson had — was born out of Utah Valley, Utah. The psychedelic rock band has since toured with Local Natives and The Head and The Heart and is comprised of Henderson, bassist Tyler Osmond, guitarist Patrick Boyer and drummer Brennan Allen.
Influenced by Americana and blues and set in the American pastoral landscape of the west, Desert Noises just released its debut album, "27 Ways," on March 25.
The album's tour will bring the band to Knoxville on April 15 when it performs at Barley's Tap Room and Pizzeria.
Though the band's music is influenced by a love for 60s and 70s rock 'n' roll, it is also influenced by the members' Mormon background. And though the group has left the religion, the musical community they grew up with instilled a passion for singing and songwriting in them, Henderson said.
"Growing up was a lot about singing," Henderson said. "There's a lot of music in church, so everybody was always really involved in the music.
"I learned how to sing, what a song is, and that influenced us being able to sing the way we do."
So far, Henderson said the new experience of touring has been incredible for him and the rest of the group. The band has played at Austin City Limits and recently announced they would be performing at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June.
"I just never knew what this was gonna be like," Henderson said. "Now that we're doing it, I just can't be more grateful for what we have."
Henderson said "27 Ways," with its beachy rock and honest melodies, reflects the band's nomadic touring lifestyle.
"I think it's about a part of our life where we've been on the road," Henderson said, "the experiences we've lived on this journey so far.
"It's about leaving and taking a step to become what you want to be."
The show at Barley's in the Old City will start at 10 p.m. More information on Desert Noises can be found on their website and Facebook page.