|Posted on April 18, 2012 at 9:40 AM|
Indie Folk artists, or folk artists in general- can be easy to throw into a compartment and define if they don't makes themselves stand out with originality. That's true in all music genres, but especially when a type of music is so bare bones in it's approach.
The Perennials are a group that does very well in jumping this hurdle. Do you remember when you first heard Johnny Marr, how it was almost impossible to guess his influences because the music of The Smiths, and particularly his guitar playing- didn't fall into a predictable pattern? Without making a direct comparison to the sound, the principle here is the same.
From Brooklyn, Pete and Amanda Wells and Aaron Hamel are a trio that obviously works hard at their craft. With each being the right fit in their role, the collective sum of this band just simply works. If you are a guitar player who pays extra attention to what a band's guitarist can do when you listen, (you know who you are) this will suit you just fine as some real time was put into this guitarist learning his trade.
The Perennials are truly a great find.