PERU THE BAND
SET TO RELEASE DEBUT EP ORDINARY PEOPLE
BUZZ TRACK “I NEED YOU” OUT NOW
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 is set to release their highly anticipated debut EP,Ordinary People, on December 14, 2015. “Ordinary People is an inviting and warm listen,” declares The Huffington Post, “often peppered with vintage-style horns and piano….with Motown touches abound.”
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.”
WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO
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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