Des Rocs has released the official video for “Manic Memories”, his first single since his 2021 debut album A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place. Combining the cathartic choruses and DIY-aesthetic that is the hallmark of Des’ signature “bedroom arena rock” sound, the song follows his recent announcement that he will be independently releasing a string of new singles this year.
Danny Rocco, best known by his stage name Des Rocs said, “Ever since I was big enough to sling a guitar around my shoulder, I’ve worshiped at the altar of rock music and the community that defines it. I began the holy ritual of shows in DIY basements and sweaty dive bars. Ever since then, I’ve worn my independence as a badge of honor. In my bones I’m still that same 13 year old hustling demos outside venues before catching the last train home from Penn Station. That’s why today feels like the perfect day to announce that the entire next chapter of music is about to begin. Let’s celebrate independent artists and the amazing people who make that independence possible.”
“‘Manic Memories’ is a letter to the demons that haunt our past,” explains Rocco of the new single. “The last few years have been a roller coaster, and writing about those demons provided the courage to navigate my own darkness. For anyone haunted by their past – I hope this song can be a beacon of light to guide you through the wilderness.”
Des Rocs is currently in the midst of a headline tour – all upcoming dates are listed below.
7/19: Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
7/21: St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
7/22: Nashville, TN – Exit/In
7/23: Columbus, OH – Scully’s Music Diner