Wiretree: Blurt’s Best Kept Secret

 

 

Latest pick of cool
artist in our ongoing collaboration with Sonicbids. MP3 sample on the music
player.

 

By Fred Mills

 

The BLURT staff put our heads (and ears) together and we
have the May-June pick for our Blurt/Sonicbids “Best Kept Secret“: it’s Austin combo Wiretree.

 

Fronted
by Kevin Peroni, the quartet includes Joshua Kaplan, Rachel Peroni and Daniel
Blanchard. Their debut, a self-titled EP, was released in 2005 under their own
independent label, Cobaltworks Music. In January of 2007, Wiretree released
their first LP entitled Bouldin. A 2009
LP is due out later this year. They describe their music as being “largely
influenced by Britpop and musicians along the likes of George Harrison, Elliott
Smith and the La’s.”

 

But
there’s a lot more than those namechecks might suggest – echoes can be heard of
everything from vintage ‘60s pop-sike and Velvet Underground-esque choogle to paisley
underground-tinted ‘80s stylings and latterday indie rock with a distinctive
anthemic edge. There’s an urgency afoot in the Wiretree music, and a naked
honesty as well.

 

We’ll have an interview with the band posted to the site
shortly. Meanwhile, you can check our BLURT radio if you want to hear an MP3
(“Big Coat,” from Bouldin) by the
band – just click on the music player image on the right hand side of our
homepage and scroll down for the song. Also check out the band’s MySpace page for more song samples – they indicate a new album is about ready to drop – as
well as tour dates and more. And congratulations to Wiretree. They’re one of
the good ‘uns, trust us.

 

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Bands, go to www.sonicbids.com/blurtonline to submit and have us review your materials for feature consideration.

 

 

>Our November Best Kept Secret: The Handcuffs, from Chicago.

 

>Our December Best Kept Secret: Black Swan Green, from Brooklyn

 

>Our January Best Kept Secret: stephaniesÄ­d, from Asheville

 

>Our March Best Kept Secret: Polly Mackey & the
Pleasure Principle, from England

 

 

 

 

 

 

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