Peace Kicks Off Nationwide Tour
Portland Show Scheduled Oct 21
Suicide Squeeze Records is set to release The World Is Too Much With Us, the new LP from Vancouver-based band, Peace. The group is offering a taste with the new MP3, "Tattoo". There's a dark sense of absurdity to Peace's music that often seems to match their Vancouver surroundings. Band members vividly recall the small sedan that once went screeching past their downtown eastside jam-space, 2000 a man clutched onto the open passenger window, and his feet skidding along the road. That was in the fall of 2008, only months after Peace officially formed. Or there are the almost mythic circumstances of the band's name. Singer and lead songwriter Dan Geddes and drummer Geoff Dembicki were sharing a pint one afternoon in a scuzzy bar not far from their jam-space. They got chatted up by a fast-talking older man and the native friend he referred to as a "genius." The "genius" didn't say a word until Dan and Geoff got up to leave. "Peace", he said suddenly, flashing them two fingers, "that's the name of your band."
The band recorded its sophomore LP in Pamela Anderson's hometown, a fogged-in hamlet named Ladysmith on the east coast of Vancouver Island. The World is Too Much With Us builds on the depth and drama latent in Peace's sound. Connor's bass-lines menace and hypnotize. Mike's guitar solos explode suddenly in wah-pedal freak-outs. Geoff's tom-toms thud with a tribal intensity. And Dan's lyrics, for which he's been referred to as Vancouver's "post-punk poet laureate", alternate between images of defiant despair and love-sick yearning.
Peace will be supporting The World Is Too Much With Us with a North American tour, which includes a west coast leg with label-mates and fellow Vancouverites, Nü Sensae. Peace will be in Portland October 21st at The Know.
With Nü Sensae
Sunday Oct. 21
8:00pm - 21+