PETER WOLF CRIER

It is not so much a sound as a spirit. You don't need to name it to know it or to trust it. Peter Wolf Crier's second album Garden of Arms is a document that paints a vivid portrait of all the pain and beauty of growth. Written with the at-home repose demanded by performing a hundred shows in six months, these eleven tracks were nurtured from their hushed origins with a new-found footing of confidence and experimentation. Adapting the tenets of the grinding live show, the duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen transformed the fuzzy distortion, rolling and crashing drums, and laser-focused purposefulness into an intensely dynamic yet supremely polished album.

Multiple Jagjaguwar Artists Featured on Kathleen Edwards’ Upcoming Album, Voyageur

Kathleen Edwards album Voyageur, the much anticipated follow-up to 2008′s Asking for Flowers, is set for release January 17. In addition to the fact that the album is being co-produced by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, we were thrilled to find out that a number of our other artists are appearing on it as well.

Listeners can look forward to musical stylings from Sean Carey (S. Carey, Bon Iver), Brian Moen (Peter Wolf Crier) and Vernon, who also contributed backing vocals, guitar, piano, organ, bass, banjo and xylophone.

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Peter Wolf Crier video premiere on RollingStone.com

Peter Wolf Crier have premiered the video for their single, “Settling It Off” on the Rolling Stone website. Singer Peter Pisano says, “‘Settling it Off’ is an agnostic hymn written for B96.3FM in Chicago. If it were released between 1990-1994, I would have taped it off the radio and danced to it in my bedroom (running man: verse 2 on).” The video was shot and directed by Ryan Thompson of Picture Machine (Yelle, Bon Iver, Tapes n Tapes).

Garden of Arms is streaming right now at AOL Spinner and the band recently performed a live set at Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current, which you can watch now online. The album is available for order from SC Distribution and copies will also be available from the band while they’re on tour, which officially kicks off tonight at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. Check out a full list of tour dates here.

Peter Wolf Crier’s Garden of Arms out TODAY!

Peter Wolf Crier’s latest & greatest, Garden of Arms, is out today on Secretly Canadian. You can listen to a stream of the full album on MTV Hive right now!

Click here to listen to Garden of Arms

The Onion AV Club says of the release, “Moen deepens and expands on Inter-Be’s rich palette, building out Pisano’s meditative and even somber songs into complex, layered creations spiced with surprising fills, melodic touches, and glitchier elements that keep the mood from ever settling in one place.” Minnesota Public Radio praises the music saying, “Using guitar pedals like paint brushes with a palette of colors, Pisano manages to make the duo fill every inch of the musical canvas with bright sounds and thick melodies, resulting in a lush feel.” Consequence of Sound lauds the band’s second release “evolv[ing] a more coherent signature sound” and gives Garden of Arms 4 out of 5 stars.

You can buy the album right now from SC Distribution or through iTunes Indie Music Spotlight.

Listen to Peter Wolf Crier’s New Album a Week Early

Peter Wolf Crier’s new album Garden of Arms is out next week but you can listen to it right now at Paste Magazine. And don’t forget you can pre-order the album now and get an instant digital download of all the tracks.

You can also listen to their live set at the Minnesota State Fair on MPR’s The Current. Their truly excellent performance includes tracks from the new album like “Cut a Hand” and the current single “Settling It Off” and a lively interview with the Local Show’s David Campbell.

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