Exclusive EP Stream: The Penny Serfs, "Like Eating Glass"
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:48:38
ARTISTdirect and The Penny Serfs are closing out the week with this advance stream of their Like Eating Glass EP, out January 20.
Formed in 2012 and hailing from all parts of the country –from Brooklyn to Scottsdale– Michael Loy (lead vocals, guitar), Andrew Linley (bass, vocals), Stu Tenold (keyboards, vocals) and Kyle Lewis (drums), found common ground in working with successful artists, The National and Regina Spektor, on the production side of the music business.
As time passed, the group decided that working on the sidelines just wasn't fulfilling enough. Between working gigs with other bands and schlepping gear at local day jobs, the band took its inspiration and flew to Stone Mountain, Georgia to record with producer Rick Beato (Needtobreathe, Boys Like Girls, Shinedown). The six tracks on the EP cover a wide array of subjects and conflicts in everyday American life.
The Penny Serfs call British icons Ray Davies and John Lennon as well as American artists Kurt Cobain and Ian MacKaye, as the major source of inspiration for the band. The influences these artists have over the band are prominent in every song, from the layered guitar riffs and trippy synthesizer harmonies to the funk rhythms. All elements blending together seamlessly to make their sound truly unique.
Did you eat glass with The Penny Serfs?