Perpetual Groove to release 4 Song EP, "C'Mon. Covers?"

Article Contributed by Michelle Roche… | Published on Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Stalwart Athens, Georgia-based PERPETUAL GROOVE aka “PGroove” will release a 4-song EP entitled “C’mon. Covers?” on September 17, 2021, on all major digital platforms in conjunction with their fall tour of the East Coast that kicks off on September 23rd in Columbia, S.C., makes a two-night stop in Denver, and concludes on New Year’s Eve at the legendary Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA.

Perpetual Groove was founded in Savannah, GA, in 1997 before relocating in 2005 to Athens, Georgia, a town long renowned for its thriving music scene.  PGroove comprises founding and current members:  Brock Butler on guitar and lead vocals; Adam Perry on bass guitar; and Matthew McDonald on keyboards and vocals. Drummer Albert Suttle joined the band in 2001 but has announced his departure culminating with this year’s NYE show. Replacing him on drums will be Darren Stanley (Jimmy Herring, Col. Bruce Hampton).

PGroove, a band categorized by fans as “Trance Arena Rock,” is an amalgamation of rock and indie electronica, with a touch of metal thrown in for good measure. With their intelligent light show and experimental stage set up, PGroove continues to create a cultivated, unique experience for each live show. Since their inception, the band has toured the U.S., and performed in Japan and Amsterdam and Jam Cruise. In 2013, PGroove went on 2 year hiatus but caught everyone by surprise in 2015 when they returned to the stage. In 2019, they released a new recording, the eponymous Perpetual Groove, delighting fans with a new sound by the reinvigorated group.

The “C’mon. Covers?” EP was recorded at Chase Park Transduction (R.E.M, Drive-By Truckers, Bettye Lavette) in Athens.  It was produced by Jason Kingsland (Band of Horses, Belle and Sebastian).  The recording ensemble included Butler, Perry, McDonald and Stanley.

Track listing for “C’mon. Covers?” EP:

1-“Digging In The Dirt” (Peter Gabriel)

2-“Drive” (The Cars)

3-“Our Lips Are Sealed” (The Go-Go’s)

4-“God Is Gonna Cut You Down” (Johnny Cash)

PGroove’s tour schedule is as follow with all dates subject to change:

9.23 - Columbia, SC - The Main Course*

9.24 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn*

9.25 - Savannah, GA - Two Tides Brewing*

10.1 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel*

10.2 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East*

10.15 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre

10.16 - Washington D.C. - Union Stage

10.17 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage

10.19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Music Hall

10.20 - Stage College, PA - State Theatre

10.21 - Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall

10.22 - Rocky Mount, VA - Harvester Performance Center

10.23 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre

10.24 – Sun Fusion Music & Arts Festival, Groveland, FL

10.26 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom

10.27 - Pawling, NY - Darryl’s House

10.28 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground

10.29 - Alston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

11.5 - Denver, CO - Ophelia’s

11.6 - Denver, CO - Ophelia’s

11.24 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*

11.26 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*

12.1 - Jacksonville, FL - 1904 Music Hall

12.2 - Gainesville, FL - High Dive

12.3 - Tampa, FL - Skipper’s Smokehouse

12.4 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room

12.30 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre#

12.31 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre#

* w/Darren Stanley on Drums

# w/Albert Suttle & Darren Stanley on Drums

Finally, PGroove is delighted to announce the return of their multi-day festival, Amberland. Ten years after the 2012 edition, Amberland 2022 will take place over Memorial Day weekend at its new home, Woodlands Nature Reserve, 4279 Ashley River Road, Charleston, S.C. In a return to form, Perpetual Groove will be the sole musical act performing over the weekend with three sets each day, including a Friday night pre-party dubbed, “PGroove n’ Friends”. In a statement from the band, “We’ve waited a long time to bring back Amberland because we wanted to do it right. We’re excited it will take place in the Low Country at this amazing location and are looking forward to it going back to all PGroove.  It turns the festival into our own musical playground for the weekend.”

Early bird tickets for Amberland 2022 are $100 for a weekend pass and available now until October 1, 2021.  Tickets may be purchased here.

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