San Francisco’s Ben Pearce was happily playing guitar in Windham Flat, when lead singer Aaron Araki let the band he was moving to LA. “Playing with those guys was my life blood at the time,” explains Pearce. “And the only way I could stand to lose it was to create something new.” The result was a 6-song solo EP, and today, we’re extremely pleased to present to you the first track, the incredibly danceable and fun “Say Hello”. You can tell from the start that he’s going to be just fine with his new direction. Listen and download right here:
On “Hello” (and the rest of the EP), Pearce was joined by former Windham Flat drummer Nate Brown to provide the drum parts that Pearce describes as “transformative”, and definitely give the song an extra spark. The two collaborated on all six songs on the EP, which were recorded in Brown’s Santa Cruz home. Pearce and Brown will join forces for a release show Wednesday with The Rad Ishes and White Knuckles at Brick and Mortar.
The Rad Ishes, Ben Pearce (Album Release Show), White Knuckles
Brick and Mortar Music Hall
January 20, 2016
9pm, $5-8 (18+)