Mar 13 2007

Sub Pop Week: Pernice Brothers

Published by at 11:59 pm under MP3's


The Pernice brothers are now on their own label, Ashmont Records, but before that, they released their first Pernice Brothers album on none other than Sub Pop Records. The album came out a while ago, in 1998 to be exact, and is entitled Overcome By Happiness. I have always loved the first song on the album, “Crestfallen.” Overall, the Pernice Brothers music is great to just lay back and relax to. The bands melodies, beats, and vocals are non-offensive . Their “bad” songs are neutral, far from bad, and their good songs are music at its finest. As with Dolorean, Wilco’s new album, Sky Blue Sky, reminds me of the Pernice Brothers pop, alternative rock sound. Be sure to check out the bands site linked below to hear album streams.

The Pernice Brothers started after Joe Pernice decided to call it quits with his previous band, Scud Mountain Boys (also Sub Pop.) Wanting to stray away from the bands country sound, Pernice started the Pernice Brothers with his brother Bob, guitarist Peyton Pinkerton from the New Radiant Storm Kings, bassist/producer Thom Monahan, drummer Aaron Sperske, and pianist/producer Mike Deming. After releasing Overcome By Happiness on Sub Pop, the band took a 3 year hiatus and Joe played solo under the name Chappaquiddick Skyline (Sub Pop too.) In 2001, the band reunited and released their less orchestrated sophomore album, World Won’t End, on their own record label. Since then, there have been some lineup changes, and the band has released several albums including, Yours, Mine and Ours (2003), Discover a Lovelier You (2005), and Live a Little (2006).

Overcome By Happiness:

Pernice Brothers – Crestfallen

Pernice Brothers – Wait to Stop

Yours, Mine and Ours:

Pernice Brothers – Baby in Two

Discover a Lovelier You:

Pernice Brothers – There Goes the Sun

Live a Little:

Pernice Brothers – Conscience Clean ( I Went to Spain)

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