On May 17th Perpetual Groove will release their first new album since 2009, which is self-titled on Harmonized Records. In addition to a North American tour in support of the LP, the band is resurrecting its popular Talking in Place message board on their revamped website, PGroove.net. The first single, “Upswing,’ was released today along with an accompanying video, a new venture for the veteran outfit” – Relix.
Upswing is the first single off the self-titled Perpetual Groove album. After keeping fans waiting for nearly a decade, Perpetual Groove is back with a vengeance and a juggernaut of a new album. From the chest-pounding opening notes, there’s a familiar, yet fully-realized sound that fans will find completely new and exciting. The entire album can be summed up in the first verse of Upswing, "No more norms which to rely on", showcasing a band that’s at the top of their game and ready to take their message to the masses.
In the tumultuous decade that followed the release of their last full-length album (including a two year performance hiatus), Perpetual Groove recruited producers Jason Kingsland and Tim Friesen to help redefine and fully realize the sound for their much anticipated new album.
Hunkering down for all of 2018 in recording studios, The Fidelitorium in Kernersville, NC and Studio MG in Roswell, the band decided to forego the usual road test for new material. The Athens-based collective emerged this year with seven songs that represent all that life brings. The inimitable lyrical style of Brock Butler and Adam Perry focuses on loss, redemption, and hope which is balanced with a sonically cerebral and emotional undertow.
Lyricist and guitarist Brock Butler offers, “Each album we’ve made over the years offers a look into the moments of their respective eras. In comparison to our previous albums, this one was created over a longer period of time. In my experience, the difference of how I hear or feel a particular song today, versus when I revisit it sometime later, can be a considerable one. I feel we’ve sonically and lyrically captured this feeling. Our lyrics tell the stories of our lives--the joys and the sorrows, the lives and the deaths, the creations and the losses that have made us Perpetual Groove are reflected in each of these songs. In each one, the music supports the lyrics and helps to tell the stories we wanted to share with each of you.”
Lyricist and bassist Adam Perry adds, “After the breakup of PGroove, I was delighted that we reunited. This album is fresh, exciting and truly reflects who we are now and is the platform for our future growth as a band.”
Perpetual Groove caught everyone by surprise in 2015 when they returned to the stage after a two-year hiatus. The band performed eight weekends that year, over multi-night runs, to sold-out shows in some of their favorite cities across the country, thus ringing in a new chapter and inspiring a new album. The four members of PGroove worked tirelessly with producers Kingsland and Friesen to refocus their energy and take the time to meticulously craft music that stays true to their collective vision. This is a band that is fully realized and ready to bring their new sound, storytelling, and live experience to the masses.
Don’t Miss Perpetual Groove On Tour This Year:
April 17 Tuscaloosa, AL Druid City Music Hall
April 18 Knoxville, TN The Concourse
April 20 Franklin, NC Springtopia
April 24 Indianapolis, IN Hi-Fi
April 25 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Live
April 26 Ann Arbor, MI The Blind Pig
April 27 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
July 12 Wilmington, NC Greenfield Ampitheatre
August 24 Richmond, VA The National
Sept 20 & 21 Savannah, GA Victory North
September 27 Virginia Beach, VA The Norva
October 4 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theater
October 5 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
October 9 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry
October 11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 12 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
October 18 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
October 19 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
October 25 Nashville, TN The Basement
October 26 Huntsville, AL The Mercantile
October 31 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
November 1&2 Charleston, SC The Pourhouse
November 8 & 9 Denver, CO The Summit
November 22 Birmingham, AL Saturn
November 23 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!