Peachy Keene
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Peachy Keene

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
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"Peachy Keene - When We Collide EP review"

The best kind of album gives you more than just a collection of songs; it gives you something that, taken as a whole, is greater than its parts. The tracks on Peachy Keene’s EP When We Collide progress into one another in such a way as to make it the preferred way to listen to them. It seems to tell the best kind of love story: a bad one.


Peachy Keene, Photo courtesy of the band.
“Cut Me A Break” is the first track and starts us off with an upbeat tone, but the lyrics are dripping with desperation. It’s happy music with a sad story and it leads me to keep listening. The music fits with this progressing keyboard that moves the song close to crescendo, and as the song pleads with greater desperation, the beat builds up.

“Honeypie” has the feeling of a love song, but its smart quips hint that something isn’t entirely right with the situation. The strong guitar beats makes the song feel more optimistic than the last, but then the lyric, “Some days we may fight/ got tears down my face/ even when I’m mad at you/ you make my heart race,” shoots red flags into my book. I think I’d really enjoy arguing with my more romantic friends about this song: is it about the power of love or the dangers of it?

The track “Violet” marks the point where tension starts to really build, and the mood of the song starts to match the lyrics, which imply something is definitely going wrong. At this point, I can point at my friends who argued the idealistic romantic route and go, “See! Shit’s going down.” This time, the bass and percussion take the spotlight, shifting the tone of the music and the story.

Each of these first few tracks has a really strong opening and a feeling that’s unique unto itself, but it’s the ideas that connect these songs and bring this album to life. When We Collide was put together extremely well. The ideas flow and the tracks show off Peachy Keene’s variety and talent. This was my first time listening to this indie-folk pop quintet based out of Silverlake, and it has me looking forward to their upcoming shows on June 6th and June 19th in LA. - Music In Press


"Dream pop with an unmistakable West Coast sound"

File Under: Dream pop with an unmistakable West Coast sound
From: Silverlake, California
For Fans Of: The Murmurs, Bright Eyes, soft '90s femme rock, Naomily, blueberry muffins.
Bonus: Two of the cutie pies in this group are sisters and one of them bats for our team! - AfterEllen.com


Discography

When We Collide - 2011 EP
The Place Where You Dream - 2010 EP

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With humble beginnings in tiny coffeeshops to performing at numerous venues and events all over sunny Southern California, Peachy Keene transcribes the ups and downs of everyday life into passionate & relatable melodies and words to create a sound that is all their own.

Taking cues from fellow sisters Tegan & Sara, indie-pop goddess Jenny Lewis, the vocal harmonies of Eisley, all while adding their own unique stamp, Peachy Keene write and perform songs about love (the good and bad kind), of dealing with change & daily struggles, of wistful yearnings of a once simple & carefree life combined with a positive outlook of a better future.

Fusing memorable three-part harmonies with solid acoustic & electric guitar work, dynamic keyboard melodies, and a tight rhythm section, Peachy Keene creates songs that can be likened to a tasty bowl of most excellent minestrone soup.