Desert Lights

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Desert Lights
Desert Lights.jpg
Studio album by Something for Kate
Released 1 June 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Length 43:25
Label Murmur Records
Producer Brad Wood
Something for Kate chronology
Phantom Limbs:Selected B-Sides
(2004)Phantom Limbs:Selected B-Sides2004
Desert Lights
iTunes Originals - Something for Kate
(2007)iTunes Originals - Something for Kate2007

Desert Lights is the fifth studio album by Australian band, Something for Kate, released on 1 June 2006. The album peaked at No.1 on the ARIA Charts.[1] "Cigarettes and Suitcases" was the first single to be released, followed by "Oh Kamikaze". The third single, "California", received a limited release.

Track listing[edit]

(All songs by Something for Kate)

  1. "California" – 3:42
  2. "Down the Garden Path" – 4:54
  3. "Cigarettes and Suitcases" – 4:04
  4. "This Is the Life for Me" – 3:59
  5. "A Fool's History Pt.1" – 3:37
  6. "Oh Kamikaze" – 3:55
  7. "Impossible" – 4:58
  8. "Transparanoia" – 4:53
  9. "Statues" – 4:13
  10. "Washed out to Sea" – 5:07

Bonus Bootleg Disc[edit]

(from the limited edition 2 CD version)

  1. "Three Dimensions" (Live at the Zoo)
  2. "Hawaiian Robots" (Live at the Zoo)
  3. "Prick" (Live at the Zoo)
  4. "Pinstripe" (Live at the Zoo)
  5. "Déjà Vu" (Live at the Zoo)
  6. "Born to Run" (originally recorded by Bruce Springsteen)[2][3]

Live tracks are taken from two concerts at live music venue, The Zoo, in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, on 20 and 21 May 2006.

"Cigarettes and Suitcases" (CD single)[edit]

The CD single for "Cigarettes and Suitcases" featured a cover version of "The Killing Moon" (originally by Echo and the Bunnymen)[4]


Additional personnel[edit]


  1. ^ Levin, Darren (28 September 2012), "Something for the jokers", The Age, retrieved 8 October 2012 
  2. ^ Pat McGrath (2012). "Something for Kate The Murmur Years". Mess+Noise. Mess+Noise p/l. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  3. ^ AKASHICREC0RDS (11 February 2012). "Something For Kate - Born To Run" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  4. ^ TheCoverHeaven (1 May 2011). "Something For Kate - Killing Moon (Echo & The Bunnymen Cover)" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, inc. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
Preceded by
Black Fingernails, Red Wine
by Eskimo Joe
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
10–16 July 2006
Succeeded by
Black Holes and Revelations by Muse