We had the pleasure of interviewing Des Rocs over Zoom video.
NYC-native Des Rocs released the official video for “Manic Memories,” his first single release since his critically-acclaimed 2021 debut album A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place. “Manic Memories” combines the cathartic choruses and DIY-aesthetic that is the hallmark of Des' signature "bedroom arena rock" sound. The news follows Des Rocs’ July 4 announcement on social media that he will be independently releasing a string of new singles this year.
“‘Manic Memories’ is a letter to the demons that haunt our past,” explains Danny Rocco, best known by his stage name Des Rocs. “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.”
In September 2021, Des Rocs released his debut album A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place and received instant praise from Loudwire (“addictive”), Guitar World (“fierce”), Rolling Stone, SPIN and Alternative Press (“groundbreaking”). The album received further acclaim from The Aquarian, American Songwriter and Premier Guitar. Consequence of Sound named the album’s first single “MMC” “...one of the most exhilarating rock singles of 2021” while SPIN named his album release show at Bowery Ballroom one of the “Best Concerts of 2021,” praising his “Wembley-size energy” and proclaiming “Des Rocs is not to be missed in 2022.”