Los Angeles, CA, May 23, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- When Spin magazine proclaimed Peter Searcy to have "the best voice in rock and roll this side of Paul Westerberg," artists from Eddie Vedder to Butch Walker took note. As the engaging pied piper of the melodic punk sound in the band Squirrel Bait, Peter cemented his place in music history with that spark of his youth.
And now, he creates a new light with a new album, Spark (Toucan Cove/Label X/Universal Republic).
Having matured into one of the most compellingly confessional singer-songwriters working today, Peter embodies that rare creative combination: an ease with pop hooks and the kind of heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics that make the listener feel like a trusted friend. Each song exhales a part of Peter's life. Themes of love and loss, hope and redemption are illustrated in the musical stories. "The Summer Behind Us" is about letting go without sadness - passing is a part of the journey. "Truth Always Rises" looks at the experience of divorce, from a woman's perspective. And most intimately, "Don't Let a Day Go By" was written soon after Peter's dad was diagnosed with cancer. It's both a lesson and homage, as Peter's father has since passed away.
Looking for an organic sound to match the honesty of the music, Todd Smith at Label X was enlisted as producer. He rehearsed the full band live, and recorded it the same way. A classically-trained cellist, Peter infuses that beautiful sound into tracks with graceful manipulation.
Peter will take to the road this summer, both acoustically and with full band. The stage is one of his favorite places - he has performed with Bob Dylan, Train, 7 Mary 3, Evan Dando, Bob Mould, Cowboy Mouth and on the Austin City Limits Stage and fronted nationally touring bands Big Wheel and Starbilly. In 2005 Peter participated in the successful Hotel Café tour along with Butch Walker and Cary Brothers.
As the troubadour reclaims significance in the modern music climate, Peter Searcy, guitar in hand, has stories to tell. Spark will be released May 22. For music, photos and more info, contact Deborah on 323.467.7633 or brosseaupr@com.