Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Peasant Releases On The Ground

When given the new album On The Ground by Doylestown, PA native Peasant (aka Damien DeRose), I must admit thatt I was a bit wary. Typically I have to have the urge to listen to the indie-folk man with guitar genre, I usually do not seek it out. Until now. From the opening with a country-twinged "The Wind" to the ending with the airy "Impeccable Manners", this album held my rapt attention. Peasant makes his guitar a second voice, blending perfectly with soft, almost wispy vocals. Lyrically, his writing is heartfelt and introspective, a dove-tailed fit with the music. The album is a perfect addition for the collections of both folkies and hipsters.

See Damien live in the northeast, before he heads down SXSW way and then across the ocean in May.

3/07/08: Bronxville, NY @ Sarah Lawrence College
3/08/08: Moorestown, NJ @ Emancipation Rocklamation
3/10/08: NY, NY @ Union Hall

Those Days
You Don't Know



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