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Mount Peru

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Americana


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"Mount Peru's "My Sweetheart, the Destroyer""

“Mount Peru show us what sort of magic can happen when spaced out psychedelia meets down to earth Americana. They somehow manage to combine these two divergent concepts into one powerful idea without allowing anything to sound out of place or awkwardly tacked on.”
- Boston Band Crush

"MP3 of the Week: Mount Peru "Summer Jinx""

“The warm sunshine-pop glide of MOUNT PERU'S “Summer Jinx” is already giving us daydreams of care-free beach trips and flip-flops and lost weekends on the Cape -- a top-down joyride number that shows off the sunnier side of alt-Americana Mount Peru.” - Michael Marotta
- The Boston Phoenix

"Steve Almond on Mount Peru"

"I went to see another band and they were the opening band, and I was absolutely blown away by just how rich, lush, and “American” that sound is, so many different influences...I just think of it as sort of Americana Rock; big, beautiful music that draws from country and blues and R&B and soul and all those traditions, mashes it up and sticks it in your brain so you can't get it out.”
- AM 760, Colorado Progressive Talk

"Mount Peru - "My Sweetheart, the Destroyer""

Versatile, complete, far-reaching and thoroughly satisfying: That’s My Sweetheart the Destroyer, Mount Peru’s debut, in a nutshell. It’s not every day you pick up an album and picture the band in question rocking the stages of a dive bar or a stadium in equal measure, but Mount Peru demonstrates that intimacy and grandeur can be achieved with a simple understanding of give and take.

Their ability to capitalize on numerous genres serves them well, too. The twang resonating in “Down in the Graveyard” and “I Ain’t Gonna Kill Myself No More” undoubtedly throws them into the Americanalt mix. “St. Cloud” and “(Everybody Loves the) Hospital” echo Bob Seger and the Rolling Stones, while the handclaps of “Summer Jinx” feel right at home on any radio. Destroyer stands out amongst other debut efforts as a confident product of musical exploration, and we can’t wait to hear more. - The Weekly Dig


My Sweetheart, the Destroyer LP



To hell with geography. Mount Peru mines subterranean elements to create Cosmic American music - clearly, this earth is not their home. Formed by atmospheric pressures on far-flung stellar material, they may in fact be the finest or only band that Boston’s Glam Hangover/Powerpop/Post-Americana scene has ever produced.
A bright shiny comet flashing in the northern sky, Mount Peru rose meteorically in August 2008 from the luminous dust of a celestial body known as the Whiskey Giants; a collective of audio astronauts whose mothership crash-landed in Somerville one night a few years back, next to the Market Basket just east of Union Square. They are hard at work promoting their debut album, which is a lush banquet of magical-realist madrigals and pirate transmissions from a heartbroken planet. People, get ready.