New Pernice Brothers Record

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Anyone hear the new Pernice Brothers record that just came out? I saw a review on AMG and the author was sort of gushing. A lot. Just curious if anyone else thought it was that good.

Milian Tiles, Friday, 23 May 2003 20:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I bought it earlier this week - it is good, need to listen to it some more to really have a strong opinion. it is of course very lush sounding and so far track 5 is my favorite

carol, Friday, 23 May 2003 21:18 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm prone to gush about it too. perfect sad/sweet pop with some lush touches. pernice's songwriting has never been better, letting some sun shine through the customary sadsack stuff. my favorite pernice record and one of my faves of the year.


notfazed (notfazed), Friday, 23 May 2003 21:28 (sixteen years ago) link

okay, listened to it some more - song writing is exceptionally good once again but I hate that you cant really read the words to the songs because of the way the liner notes are done.

carol, Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:59 (sixteen years ago) link cant really read the words to the songs because of the way the liner notes are done.

If you send Mr. Pernice a box of tissues, I'm sure he'll sensitively cry into them in falsetto and then write all the lyrics down on them for you and send them back to you. With a nice string bed.

I kinda like Pernice Bros but liner note lyrics molest my inner child.

Hunter (Hunter), Tuesday, 27 May 2003 03:29 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...
Discover a lovelier you has leaked. I like it...the first track "There Goes The Sun" is wonderful.

Chris 'The Nuts' V (Chris V), Friday, 6 May 2005 09:49 (fourteen years ago) link

o man i guess iwant this

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Friday, 6 May 2005 09:54 (fourteen years ago) link

you do!

Chris 'The Nuts' V (Chris V), Friday, 6 May 2005 11:22 (fourteen years ago) link

I want it too(I think).

steve-k, Friday, 6 May 2005 12:13 (fourteen years ago) link

you do too! when you hear the first'll be happy.

Chris 'The Nuts' V (Chris V), Friday, 6 May 2005 12:16 (fourteen years ago) link


Chris 'The Nuts' V (Chris V), Friday, 6 May 2005 12:21 (fourteen years ago) link

he's one of the dullest artists to write nice melodies...I mean, his songwriting skill is apparent, but there's something about his music that just falls flat

Space Is the Place (Space Is the Place), Friday, 6 May 2005 13:19 (fourteen years ago) link

It's pleasant, but thin.

Zed Szetlian (Finn MacCool), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Everytime there's a new Pernice record, I listen to it constantly for a week or two and then file it away to forget about until there's a new Pernice record again.

Just got this one today, so we'll see how long my fascination lasts. The production, however, is very mid-'80s England though. That could be a definite check in the "plus" column.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Did anyone get the live album? Is it worth owning?

Jonathan (Jonathan), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:10 (fourteen years ago) link

It's alright. If you've never heard their version of the Pretenders' "Talk of the Town," you should hunt it down.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Cool, thanks.

Jonathan (Jonathan), Friday, 6 May 2005 16:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Is it out on p2p? Would love to hear something from it, went to the solo show last week at the Mercury Lounge and liked what I heard.

erv (Abe Froman), Friday, 6 May 2005 23:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Found it on slsk today.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 6 May 2005 23:59 (fourteen years ago) link

I'll check it out, thanks. btw, speaking of covers, Joe did an excellent cover of a Zombies song last week, but can't for the life of me remember the name. was anyone else there?

erv (Abe Froman), Saturday, 7 May 2005 00:38 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Picked this up at lunch today and I'm listening to it now. 'There Goes The Sun' is totally dreamy. Bits of the Cure and New Order pop up throughout the album. So far, better than 'Yours, Mine and Ours.'

righteousmaelstrom (righteousmaelstrom), Tuesday, 14 June 2005 19:23 (fourteen years ago) link

I just downloaded this off emusic (wow, immediate release). It's pretty as all hell on one listen. I'll be listening to this a lot for the next couple days.

Hunter (Hunter), Thursday, 16 June 2005 15:07 (fourteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

had heard about this, but forgot. new scud mtn boys record in july!
samples sound like you'd expect.

tylerw, Monday, 1 July 2013 15:54 (six years ago) link

just listened to yours mine and ours for the first time in a while over the weekend - pretty great record. haven't been in love with the last few things pernice has done, but he did have quite a winning streak going there for a while.

tylerw, Monday, 1 July 2013 16:03 (six years ago) link

Yes to "Yours Mine Ours" as a great record

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 17:16 (six years ago) link

It still kills me that Sherwin-Williams used "Weakest Shade of Blue" in a commercial.

This amigurumi Jamaican octopus is ready to chill with you (Phil D.), Tuesday, 2 July 2013 17:55 (six years ago) link


curmudgeon, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 17:58 (six years ago) link

haha forgot about that. i saw lambchop and the pernice bros. at some point, heavy sherwin williams content (see "new cobweb summer").

tylerw, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 18:07 (six years ago) link

i didn't now about paint commercial, lol. YMO is so good, it's the pernice album i usually go back to.

a hand, palming an ilx face forever (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 2 July 2013 18:22 (six years ago) link

world won't end and overcome by happiness are pretty classic, too, imo. and the Chappaquiddick Skyline rec is killer as well.

tylerw, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 18:25 (six years ago) link

Second album is my fave.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 18:26 (six years ago) link

guess there is also this which i also heard about and forgot:
The New Mendicants are Mike Belitsky, Norman Blake and Joe Pernice. This, their first recording, was produced by Norman (with help from Mike and Joe) in Toronto, where they all live now. This 6-song CD EP was put together so Norman and Joe would have something to sell on their January/February 2013 tour of Australia. (Mike wasn't actually in the band on its first day, when the touring plan was hatched and flights were purchased. He joined on the 7th day.) It contains 3 brand new songs, plus 2 instances of Joe and Norman covering themselves (tres postmodern) and one INXS cover (The Australian government requires musicians wishing to tour Australia release an INXS cover before they will issue the necessary work visas. But luckily, they had some good songs.)

tylerw, Tuesday, 2 July 2013 18:31 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

new scud record is pretty damn good, only a couple clunkers in there. might be my favorite pernice thing in quite a while. the bonus disc that came w/ pre-orders has three great outtakes from the mid 90s. he can be such a great melody writer -- title aside, i can imagine dionne warwick tackling "son of a bitch."

tylerw, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 21:46 (six years ago) link

The New Mendicants EP is quite good, worth picking up if you enjoy the man's work.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 23:55 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

Did not realize the new Scuds record was out!

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 23 August 2013 00:30 (five years ago) link

he can be such a great melody writer


curmudgeon, Friday, 23 August 2013 05:35 (five years ago) link

three years pass...

Overcome by Happiness>Massachusetts>>Big Tobacco>The World Won't End>Pine Box>Dance the Night Away>Chappaquiddick Skyline>Yours Mine and Ours>>Discover a Lovelier You>>>Live a Little>>Do You Love the Sun>>Into the Lime>>>Goodbye Killer>>>>It Feels So Good When I Stop

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 19 August 2017 17:11 (two years ago) link

DYLtS and Goodbye Killer have a few great songs each

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 19 August 2017 19:31 (two years ago) link

Yeah every album Pernice has touched included at least a few great moments. I was actually listening to Goodbye Killer today, which inspired me to post above.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 19 August 2017 23:15 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

The section around 2:28 is perfection.

Website hasn't been updated since the 2015 Roger Lion release, but still hold out hope they put out another album on the same level as Overcome by Happiness or The World Won't End. I go back and forth between ObH, TWWE, and YM&O as my favorite PB release, though no real need to choose.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 4 March 2019 18:48 (five months ago) link

just saw on twitter that he's setting up a bandcamp page with all the pernice stuff and that there's a new LP in the works ...
my wife plays yours mine & ours around the house all the time, still sounds great.

tylerw, Monday, 4 March 2019 18:53 (five months ago) link

That's great news. Thanks for passing that on!

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Monday, 4 March 2019 19:10 (five months ago) link

We're currently migrating Ashmont Records catalog to @Bandcamp
New Pernice Brothers music on the way. Stay tuned.

— Joe Pernice (@JPernicious) February 25, 2019

tylerw, Monday, 4 March 2019 19:18 (five months ago) link

dumdumdum good to hear from 'them' :-)

Ludo, Monday, 4 March 2019 20:21 (five months ago) link

This is really just his hobby at this point isn’t it? I think I saw that he is a writer for a Canadian tv show or something like that.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Tuesday, 5 March 2019 01:58 (five months ago) link

I thought I read at one point that he'd recorded a Goodbye Killer followup but never bothered releasing it. Anyway his '98-'06 albums make up one of the great songwriting streaks in history, imo, Bandcamp will be a richer place.

geoffreyess, Sunday, 10 March 2019 07:10 (five months ago) link


He (correctly) grumbles about low Spotify pay rates in an earlier tweet

curmudgeon, Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:38 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

New album Spread The Feeling out one month from today, it seems, plus a few shows announced.

Finished tour poster for upcoming Pernice Brothers shows.

— Joe Pernice (@JPernicious) August 9, 2019


geoffreyess, Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:36 (one week ago) link


Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:41 (one week ago) link

That’s good news. Hope they’ll add more gigs.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 10 August 2019 14:38 (one week ago) link

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