Garrett Pierce has been writing delicate, thoughtful folk songs either in or around the Bay Area for quite some time now, and is no stranger to The Bay Bridged. That being said, when he came to us with a music video to accompany a cover of his favorite Closer track, we weren't going to turn it away.
"Twenty Four Hours" by Joy Division is a moody, mid-tempoed song with plenty of potential to be even slower, which Pierce artfully maneuvers, calling it a "raw, stripped-down spin on [my] favorite song off 'Closer' by Joy Division." Its accompanying video is a compilation of found footage directed by Jeff Gist, delicately arranged to move seamlessly along the slowed tempo of Garrett's cover.
This cover is a bonus track, available as a digital download with the purchase of the vinyl format of his current Narnack LP, City of Sand. Back in the spring, Pierce released the Everybody Breaks EP on Narnack, and its title track also made it onto the newest LP.
Garrett's next San Francisco performance is this Saturday, October 20th at Viracocha with former Bay Area musician Matt Bauer and local songwriter Shannon Harney. Pierce commenced on a short tour for October this week, with a show at the Echo in LA tonight with Irvin Dally (former Sacramento singer-songwriter). Full dates are after the jump.
GARRETT PIERCE - OCTOBER SHOWS:
10/12 Merced - Multicultural Arts Center w/ Matt Bauer
10/17 LA - Echo Country Outpost w/ Tall Tales, Irvin Dally
10/18 Lompoc - D'Vine
10/19 Grass Valley - St. Joseph's w/ Matt Bauer, Little Wings, Moore Bros, Aaron Ross
10/20 SF - Viracocha w/ Matt Bauer, Shannon Harney
10/21 Davis - Invite Only/After Hours at Delta of Venus w/ Appetite (solo)
10/23 Portland - Kenton Club w/ The World Record, Parson Redheads, Norman
Matt Bauer, Garrett Pierce, Shannon Harney
October 20, 2012