Peace will be performing TOMORROW, 6/8 at the Blue Star Bar. Their L.P. The World Is Too Much With Us, is available now and features eight tracks including “Your Hand In Mine,” “Fun and Games,” and “Black Cocaine.”
Check out Peace’s Facebook/Bandcamp pages for tour dates and news!
Peace took time to answer questions about their new release, and the excitement surrounding their upcoming performances.
For those who might not be familiar with your music, what three words would you use to describe your sound?
Tense, Longing, and Intoxicated.
How would you describe the chemistry of Peace?
It’s pretty natural because we have been playing together since we were teenagers. We all bring our disparate influences to the table, infuse them with our personalities, and voila!
What is the most challenging part of the recording process?
Maintaining an objective perspective while remaining faithful to our own musical inclinations.
What did you learn about yourself as musicians while writing the songs for
The World Is Too Much With Us?
We were interested in repetition at the time, as well as creating an album which contained both experimental and pop influences. The record tends to bear these elements in stark contrast, but in the future, we plan to meld them more seamlessly.
Of the songs on The World is Too Much With Us LP, which was the most difficult to
We jammed “Winterhouse” the most, and it is certainly the product of jamming. The other ones were more rigidly structured.
What is the theme of The World is Too Much With Us and did you start knowing what the theme of the would be, or did it develop over time?
The main theme is the contrast between the mental and the material world. The theme developed over time, and I hadn’t really noticed it developing until we were finished writing and it came time to name the record.
Who are three lyricists or musicians that have inspired/influenced your sound?
Patti Smith and Bill Callahan for lyrics, Can for sound.
What does being brave mean to you?
When I think of bravery, I think of Philip Larkin’s poem “Aubade”, where he writes “Being brave lets no one off the grave”.
What’s next for Peace in 2013?
We have a bunch of songs written for the next record, so we’ll be working on those and continuing to tour and play shows.
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