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The best kept secret in music


"Hammer's Picks"

Peachead, EBK and Overhang at Radio Radio. Peachead, one of the most original groups to evolve from Indianapolis, is, according to their bio, “a four or five piece band that performs a stunning, eclectic form of music merging modern experimental punk with beautifully arranged melodies and jazz overtones.”

Steve Hammer - NUVO

"Indy indies are showing real promise"

Presently splintered among the campuses of four Indiana universities, the members of Peachead probably can't wait for summer and the chance to hone the extremely promising sounds of Sleep Stereo. Guitar-playing vocalist Nick Burkhart is a lo-fi revelation, seemingly the psychic intersection of Belle and Sebastian, Sonic Youth, and the Violent Femmes.
The complex and intense song structures of Sleep Stereo - a bit rough around the edges for modern rock credibility - are alarmingly rewarding. Standout tracks include sprawling opener Theater; melancholy piano/trumpet tune Twilight; and the scorched-earth screed Repent.
Burkhart, a junior at Valporaiso University and a 1997 grad of Lutheran High, hasn't quicte found his voice as a lyricist. Still in the pop-culture-weary Theater, Burkhart uncorks, "We hate the real world, always the same plot lines. We hate the real world, there's only so many reunions we can watch."
I'm not sure if Indy's underground tastemakers have discovered Peachead, but they certainly ought to.

-David Lindquist - Indianapolis Star

"Midwest Music Summit Preveiw"

"Peachead will probably spin your head a couple times. Having been together nearly a decade, they play an unconventional blend of punk and space rock with elements of jazz..." Mel Duncan - NUVO

"Midwest Music Summit Review"

"...Peachead at Birdy's impressed me with a very climactic set that went from spaced out quiet parts crashing into full distorted noise." Mel Duncan - NUVO


Modoshimashita - a full length cassette released in 1998.
Sleep Stereo - a full length CD released in 2000
A track featured on 'Higher Step Records Presents" compilation from 2000.
The Art Imitates the Crime - a 5 song EP scheduled release in June 2005
Sleeping In Stereo - full length cd schedule release of september 2005


Feeling a bit camera shy


Peachead was formed by two young men, Nicholas Burkhart and Philip Wittlief, in the spring of 1995. Over the last ten years, the band has been shaped and molded into what it is today by Nick and Phil and the musicians who have been a part of this musical project. Peachead is now made up of Nicholas Burkhart, Philip Wittlief, Andy Cook, and Tim Gober.

In their ten year history, Peachead has released two albums and is in the process of recording a third. The band's renowned live performances take the songs that are constructed in the studio and offers them in a more raw, highly emotional, and energetic fashion. But whether on stage or on album, Peachead's songs bleed intensity, honesty, and commitment to personal expression.

Peachead's first album, Modoshimashita, showcased the foundation of the band's musical maturation. The band's second album, Sleep Stereo, displayed Peachead's ability to expand from an earlier, simpler writing style and introduced new textures to their music. Sleep Stereo is a testament to the band's devotion to music that is both heartfelt and modern.

Peachead is now recording their third album, Speaker for the Dead, which continues to build upon the style of the music found on Sleep Stereo as well as proving that they are capable of reinventing themselves and their music. This album is being recorded DIY-style by the band, allowing the full exploitation of studio time for instrumentation and experimental creativity that is beyond what is available in a live setting.

Peachead is currently in the studio completing tracking for Speaker for the Dead. The release of Speaker for the Dead, slated for late summer of 2005, will be preceded by an E.P. of related material entitled The Art Imitates the Crime in June.