Wednesday, January 20, 2010

He's a Peasant

Shady Retreat, Peasant’s new record, takes off where the previous record, On The Ground, left us. While the last album gave many people their first taste of Peasant, in the eyes of the moniker’s human form, Damien DeRose, this was a mere appetizer to what would soon come to fruition. DeRose molded his own retrospective thoughts and realization about the music and content of On The Ground to use as a platform for Shady Retreat. The result is an album that is an extension of the most creative and substantial elements of On The Ground combined with DeRose’s maturing music tastes and everyday influences. Shady Retreat stands out as its own introspective artistic masterpiece.

As if to tempt us DeRose (or Peasant) has released the first single off of the album, "Well, Alright," and it's anything but alright. A lilting little piano ditty that's fragile and jumpy in all the best ways, the tune will not leave you alone once DeRose tickles those ivories. Having had difficulties listening to anything else, I'm excited to hear Shady Retreat .

Shady Retreat will be available via Paper Garden Records on March 2, 2010 in North America and April 5th in Europe.

Download: Well Alright

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