Perse
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Perse

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Sep
27
Perse @ The Apollo

Thunder Bay, Manitoba, Canada

Thunder Bay, Manitoba, Canada

Sep
26
Perse @ Lo Pub

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Sep
20
Perse @ The Academy

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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"Local band Perse connects to the soil, keeps the rock"
by Jo Snyder and Whitney Light

Perse (pronounced just like purse) is made up of four young men (David Bryan on guitars/vocals, Aaron Johnston on guitars/vocals/drums, Robin Bryan on drums/vocals/guitars, and Eryn Wynd on bass/vocals). They are all capable singer-songwriters in their own right, but since 2006 they've been writing songs together, experimenting with genres, and in a sense, covering all their bases.

"Our music ranges from ambient-instrumental to pop to arcade-metal solos to folk to beat-boxing guitar ripping rock," said Wynd.

Raised in rural Manitoba, the countryside has left a deep impression on the band.

"Having a rural background, we feel a connection to that ideology," said Wynd. "There is something beautiful about living and working with the land. In the city I find that there is a definite separation between life and land. There are plenty of excellent things about urban life to connect to but I think it is important to hold on to the notions of growing your own food and connecting with the earth. One of the most specific examples of this in our music is the song "Garden" on our upcoming EP. It is about a love of the city but a constant conflict between living here and needing to be able to live in the country and garden."

An EP release is expected some time in June. It'll be titled Power Lines and Pigeons, Prairies and Pastures. After that the band will head out East for a fall tour.

You can catch the band at the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church on April 4 playing with Ian La Rue and the Condor. - Uniter


"Local band Perse connects to the soil, keeps the rock"
by Jo Snyder and Whitney Light

Perse (pronounced just like purse) is made up of four young men (David Bryan on guitars/vocals, Aaron Johnston on guitars/vocals/drums, Robin Bryan on drums/vocals/guitars, and Eryn Wynd on bass/vocals). They are all capable singer-songwriters in their own right, but since 2006 they've been writing songs together, experimenting with genres, and in a sense, covering all their bases.

"Our music ranges from ambient-instrumental to pop to arcade-metal solos to folk to beat-boxing guitar ripping rock," said Wynd.

Raised in rural Manitoba, the countryside has left a deep impression on the band.

"Having a rural background, we feel a connection to that ideology," said Wynd. "There is something beautiful about living and working with the land. In the city I find that there is a definite separation between life and land. There are plenty of excellent things about urban life to connect to but I think it is important to hold on to the notions of growing your own food and connecting with the earth. One of the most specific examples of this in our music is the song "Garden" on our upcoming EP. It is about a love of the city but a constant conflict between living here and needing to be able to live in the country and garden."

An EP release is expected some time in June. It'll be titled Power Lines and Pigeons, Prairies and Pastures. After that the band will head out East for a fall tour.

You can catch the band at the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church on April 4 playing with Ian La Rue and the Condor. - Uniter


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

If you were going to map the musical origins of Perse, you'd need a
downtown street map, a highway guide and some local knowledge about
quarter sections and small town landmarks.

Perse brings listeners into a rustic state of easy comprehension only
to throw them back into the chaos of urban culture. Ranging from ambient
instrumental to pop to folk to spoken word to beat boxing and guitar
ripping rock, the band is like its members' sometimes rural, sometimes
urban upbringing.

The band formed in Winnipeg in 2006, when Eryn Wynd and brothers Robin
Bryan and David Bryan joined up with Aaron Johnston to explore a
diverse group of other song writers and to work on the songs they were
writing at the time. Perse has played dozens of shows, mostly with
originals, and is now preparing a debut release, an EP titled "Powerlines
and Pigeons, Prairies and Pastures."

With four songwriters in the band, a typical Perse show ranges across
several styles in any given set, but with the juxtaposition of rural and
urban themes as a common thread. Perse members maintain their
countryside upbringing with an honesty and sincerity that is important for
urban or any music today.

Perse is planning a CD release party in September followed by a tour of
the east shortly after.

"all capable singer-songwriters in their own right ... and in a sense, covering all their bases." - The Uniter
"Local band Perse connects to the soil, keeps the rock" - The Uniter