Desire (band)

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Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Genres Synthpop, Italo disco
Years active 2009–present
Labels Italians Do It Better

Desire is an electronic music band from Montreal and Portland, Oregon. Their debut album, II, was released in June 2009 on the Italians Do It Better label.[1][2] The band is made up of vocalist Megan Louise, producer Johnny Jewel (also a member of the IDIB bands Chromatics and Glass Candy) and Nat Walker (also a member of Chromatics) on synthesizer and drums. Jewel and Walker also have an instrumental project called Symmetry.[2][3] Their lyrics are in French and English.[4]

British music magazine Fact listed II as the fourteenth best album of 2009.[5] Their song "Under Your Spell" appeared in the soundtrack for two 2011 films: Drive and Oslo, August 31st.

In 2009 their song "Under Your Spell" was featured in the 2010 S/S Max Mara fashion show. The song was also featured in the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2012.

Kid Cudi sampled "Under Your Spell" for the 2012 song "Teleport 2 Me, Jamie", released as the first single from the self-titled debut album of his WZRD rock project.[6]


Studio albums
  • II (2009)
  • "If I Can't Hold You Tonight" (2009)[7]


  1. ^ Dave Park Founder/Publisher/Editor. "Album Review: Desire - II | Prefix". Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  2. ^ a b "RA Reviews: Desire - II (Album)". Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Desire prep debut LP and Italians come to London | FACT magazine: music and art". 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  4. ^ Ace, Ezra. "Damaged Disco | Music". Portland Mercury. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  5. ^ "40 best: Albums of 2009 | FACT magazine: music and art". 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  6. ^ Daw, Robbie (January 31, 2012). "WZRD's Desire-Sampling "Teleport 2 Me, Jamie": Listen". Idolator. Spin Media. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ Hogan, Marc (April 28, 2009). "Desire: "If I Can't Hold You"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 24, 2010. 

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