Ex-Black Lips & Diamond Rugs guitarist Ian Saint Pé on the road with new eponymous band

Ex-Black Lips & Diamond Rugs guitarist Ian Saint Pé on the road with new eponymous band


Listen to Saint Pé’s “Street Lights” at Noisey

Stream “Street Lights” below

Read the new Artist of the Day profile on Saint Pé at Myspace

RIYL: Diamond Rugs, The Hold Steady, Black Lips, Tom Petty,

The Clash, Reigning Sound, New York-era Lou Reed

Ian Saint Pé. Photo by Zach Wolfe.

“It’s got that dirty south garage flavor, those whoop / yelling / singing vocals that remind you of Warren Zevon. But instead of the Black Lips’ jangly garage attack, Saint Pé is a little bit poppier… maybe even a little bit sunny?” – Noisey

“Modern garage-punk, livened up by Saint Pé’s sunshiny disposition.” – Myspace

Quick wit, power-driven bass and drums, great musicianship and catchy ass riffs.” – Elmore Magazine

“Still brandishing the same fiery spirit … with an abject exuberance that wasn’t there in his previous work. The garage rock of his former life has given way to a more melodic, though no less spirited, skewed pop aesthetic. The songs are forthright and honest in their execution, which is what makes them so remarkable. There’s no artifice, no affectation—just an immaculately conceived sound that rings true in your ears.” – Nooga.com

“Sunny garage trash … vocals reminiscent of Tom Petty, only with a New Orleans flair.” – Louder Than War

“A model new enterprise.” – Examiner.com

“Refreshingly upbeat.” – Vinyl Mag

December 10, 2015 — Former Black Lips & Diamond Rugs guitarist Ian Saint Pé has been touring recently with his eponymously titled new project Saint Pé (featuring former members of Turf War, Gringo Star, Zoners & Concord America), sharing bills with friends such as Dead Confederate’s T. Hardy Morris, Natural Child & Bobby Bare, Jr.
Yesterday, Saint Pé was featured as Artist of the Day at the newly revamped (and more music-focused) Myspace. About his new band’s no-frills rock & roll sound, Saint Pé told Myspace, “We are not trying to reinvent the wheel. We are just trying to put shiny new rims on it.”
The band currently has a new single “Street Lights” out via Soundcloud, and are working on their anticipated debut release, coming in 2016. In the meantime, Saint Pé is closing out 2015 with a trio of Southeast dates. Catch them here…
12/10 – Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall w/Roadkill Ghost Choir & T. Hardy Morris
12/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/T. Hardy Morris
12/12 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn w/T. Hardy Morris & Duquette Johnston

To set up an interview with Saint Pé, or get your hands on press passes, music, or hi-res photos, contact Baby Robot publicity director Steve LaBate.

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Ex-Black Lips & Diamond Rugs guitarist Ian Saint Pé on the road with new eponymous band