They call themselves the "undisputed local champs". It's a great introduction from the self-described "plucky, spastic, blown-out jammers". Tony Peachka have recently released their genre-defining "clog-wave" record Dirty Knees and Third Outing are intrigued. Get to know the band, and then get to know the all important 3rd opinion...
"This tape is our first official release and we think it does a good job of capturing our shifting sound over the past year, and gives a hint as to where we are headed. Some of the songs are almost a year old and others are brand new. This is the second time we've recorded Fall Asleep To, so we thought it would be funny to add the '2'."
Hinds and Honeyblood?
"We constantly listen to and are always inspired by other female musicians!"
Undisputed Local Champs of Clog-wave
"Nobody likes shredding in a sturdy pair of Danskos like Tony Peachka!"
1 night in Minneapolis and $100
"We love Minneapolis! The kiddos in our corner of the scene are very welcoming and are somehow always well dressed. We like to do it ourselves and stay warm in stinky basement shows in the winter. If you visited, we would first need to get a snack, perhaps some nutritious smoothies to start the night off on a good foot. Next we could go to our favorite gay bar and do tequila shots and karaoke. The night would most certainly end watching Gossip Girl on Danielle's big TV."
They're a punchy lot are the Tony Peachka gang. Sharp, focused, and clever, with those precious little flickers that make their music head-turning. It's exactly the kind of energy that Tony Peachka stand for; they're shouting "we are here and you can't stop us". It's what the world of music needs more of...
Dirty Knees makes for an interesting listen. It comes alive for us mid-way through when Fall Asleep To 2 makes its appearance. This is the best songwriting on the record because every aspect of the song works, it's completely them. From the gentle opening guitar riff to the addictive rhythm of the chorus and the tired lyrical delivery, this is the sound of Tony Peachka. Much like the style our favourite namesakes The Cribs, the power that comes through during this chorus is the blueprint for what all Tony Peachka tracks should aspire to be like. There's the perfect call and response between the "something to fall asleep to" and the "ooohhss", which come together to give the most well-rounded performance on the record.
But it doesn't stop there. Suddenly, there's a flurry of tracks which seem to kick-start the album on the back of the confidence from Fall Asleep To 2. Idle Hands is reflective, bouncing, and fun. Adderall is a whirlwind track. Knees, one of the title tracks, is that kind of chaos laden sound which Courtney Barnett would happily call her own. The there's Creeping Charlie, definitely the second best song on the record, which has the most impressive middle 8 section. It's just begging for the thrash and screaming to see it through to the end.