posted May 7th, 2015

Pop music in the new century - what's it all about? Sliding up from out from under, from the old heart of the Bay Area...from out of nowhere even - it's a special new band. Hands up for the sweet and sour popsicles of PEACERS, whose self-titled debut melts stickily on July 17th!

In the hands of PEACERS, it is BAKED - a vanillan cake with sweet sooty icing. Shades of the Bratish invision: compressions and crushes, bone-shakes and glutinous thinks, a wisp of the blues, ardor and romance scraping like the ceiling at your back.   

Standing tall in a tangle of guitars drums, SLAPBACK, wireless hiss interference and other mixed signals (in STEREO), PEACERS' debut is a max dash through the gutted and the gutter, all of which is written home about with a gleeful cock of the skull and twinkle in eye. Jolly! The perspex of the songs and production alike is saddled and well-traveled, but fresh under the glass - unmistakably out the poison-nib(well) of Mike Donovan, whose hits with Sic Alps will live forever, like candy wrappers glittering up from the sewer. And who's producing you, Peacers? Mike D's ole SF cohort himself, Ty Segall, whose rhythm sections and arrangement-commendations re-cast most of the tunes on the rec with copacetic co-ness!   

PEACERS - good wishes, but love and peace? Come on. A great record'll do - so dig the tunes on July 17th. And be sure to take the few extra steps to see PEACERS in action - Donovan on tour with Eric Park and Wendy Farina (SF, seasoned, noise-world pedigree, 2-piece bands - Duct Tape, Speaker Glue, etc) everywhere that you are or will be! Thanks PEACERS.

Listen to "R.J.D. (Salam)" right now and satisfy your PEACERS crave immediately:

And catch them on tour:

June 6th @ The Speakeasy in Oakland

June 28th @ Quiet Music Fest in Portland  

September 10th @ Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh  


Artists in this story: The Peacers