PERU THE BAND
RELEASE DEBUT EP ORDINARY PEOPLE
WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR BUZZ TRACK
Great music can take you places. So, perhaps it’s appropriate that Peru the Band shares its name with one of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth. The soul-infused indie group has brilliantly combined elements of classic Motown, jazz and blues to create a pleasingly unforgettable sound.
Peru the Band released their highly anticipated debut EP, Ordinary People, on December 4, 2015. The Huffington Post declares, “Ordinary People is a welcoming seven tracks, often peppered with vintage-style horns and piano, perhaps a bit of Billy Joel ingrained in the trio’s Long Island DNA. “Hey Hey Alright” opens the record in Fitz and the Tantrums fashion, its retro swing and shoutable chorus setting the mood for a pleasant ride, while “Forever” has singer Michael Desmond dipping into baritone the way Fiona Apple might.”
Over the past several months, Peru has generated notable buzz for their songs “I Need You,” “Forever” and “My Lady.” Check out the official video for “I Need You,” as well as the live sessions for “Forever” and “My Lady.”
Established by accident in 2014, Peru the Band is comprised of Long Island natives, Michael Desmond (vocals/guitar), Tom Costa (bass) and Jay Scalchunes (drums). All virtuosic musicians, the three began writing songs together while playing with other touring bands. And, the rest, as they say is history.
Collectively, the members of Peru have toured with groups like Taking Back Sunday and Bayside, and have shared the stage with artists from One Republic, Hanson and Jacks Mannequin. Additionally, they’ve been showcased in festival line-ups for Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Bamboozle and others.
Peru recorded Ordinary People with Dan Gluszak, drummer for Envy On The Coast and Times of Grace (Roadrunner Records) and Mike Watts of Vudu Studios (The Pixies, The Dear Hunter, As Tall As Lions, Brand New).
Catch Peru the Band in New York at Bowery Electric on December 8 and December 15.
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