Peasant Releases New Disc "Shady Retreat" on March 2nd / Show at Mercury Lounge on Feb. 24 ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Monday, February 15, 2010

Peasant Releases New Disc "Shady Retreat" on March 2nd / Show at Mercury Lounge on Feb. 24

DOWNLOAD: Peasant - "Well Alright"

Peasant (Damien DeRose) Plays Mercury Lounge on Feb. 24thDamien DeRose (aka Peasant) is releasing his third disc, Shady Retreat, on Paper Garden Records on March 2nd.

While Peasant’s new album was recorded in several locales, DeRose spent the majority of his time in the attic of a 200-year-old farmhouse. Shady Retreat puts together the techniques DeRose learned in the studio for On The Ground, while staying true to his DIY beginnings. It's a gorgeous and ambitious collection of Peasant's best, most exciting work. Sixties-esque guitar and pop songs are encircled with layered harmonies and synths, as Peasant sings his dreamy lyrics with his usual conviction.

In a recent review, RCRDLBL said that '"'The End' will make you sigh at what could have been, while 'Well Alright' will have you mouthing words you don't yet know."

Here are the upcoming tour dates:
2/24 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Rocky Votolato
2/25 – Toronto, ON @ Rancho Relaxo (Two Way Monologue series)
2/26 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House w/ Fucked Up + Kurt Vile (sold out)
3/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ World CafĂ© Live w/ Emanuel and the Fear
3/12 – Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter Club w/ Seedy Seeds
3/14 – Louisville, KY @ The Rudyard Kipling w/ Seedy Seeds
3/15 – St. Loius, MO @ Cicero’s w/ Seedy Seeds
3/18 – Austin, TX @ Tap Room (Blackbird official SXSW showcase)
3/19 – Austin, TX @ tbd
3/20 – Austin, TX @ Howl Interior (Paper Garden Records SXSW day party)
3/24 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar w/ Seedy Seeds
3/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands