Review – The Persian Leaps – Drive, Drive Delay

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By Brandon Henry

The Persian Leaps’ deliver a powerful EP with Drive, Drive, Delay. The 5 songs steamroll through catchy melodies slathered in thick distortion, thundering drums reminiscent of the great power rock bands of the ‘90s. Continue reading

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The Persian Leaps – “Praise Elephants”

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Review by Christine Mlodzik

With a name like the Persian Leaps, I expected something exotic, a sound that would require me to buy armloads of incense to set the listening mood. Not so! The band describes themselves as a noise pop band from St. Paul, Minn., and you know what? That’s exactly what they are.

The Persian Leaps is Drew Forsberg (vocals, guitars), Brad Hendrickson (bass, guitars, vocals) and Mike McCloskey (drums, vocals), and their debut EP “Praise Elephants” features five hyper-catchy tunes that whiz by in less than 30 minutes.

“Praise Elephants” is a nod to 80s post-punk. “Hard Feelings” starts things off on the right foot with pristine and clear harmonizing, brimming with influences by The Smiths and Morrissey. Each of the songs are short and snappy, with some sharp edges (Hard feelings on parade / Took their lemons – choked on the lemonade) and endings.

Next is “Not That Brave” and what follows is my favorite track on the album, “Silent Treatment.” It’s damn catchy and after hearing it just once, it’ll burrow into your subconscious and take root, its melody coming back to you when you least expect it. The EP is rounded out by “Exponentially Devoted” and “Sleepless.”

The Persian Leaps is a group with potential you can’t ignore. Check them out.

http://thepersianleaps.com/

The Broken Bicycles “Physics of Sound CD Release” 2/14 at the Kitty Cat Club

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Enjoy Valentines Day with The Broken Bicycles and their new EP “Physics of Sound”

The Broken Bicycles, 10,000 Blades, The Persian Leaps and Exiles.
Thursday, February 14th. – 8:30
Kitty Cat Club – 315 14th Ave SE.

http://thebrokenbicycles.bandcamp.com/album/physics-of-sound