First conceived as a solo outlet for Austinite Kevin Peroni’s songwriting, Wiretree soon branched out as a live quintet who’ve released five full-lengths and one EP since the 2007 debut Bouldin. Wiretree’s indie rock aura pulsates with the electricity of Wilco, The Shins, The Strokes, as well as marginally older acts like The Smiths, Elliot Smith and early-career Nick Lowe. Their steadily re-supplied batch of “unpopular pop” songs, upbeat yet simultaneously rooted in life’s realities, has landed Wiretree festival spots across the US and a one-off in China, not to mention a European tour and featured spots in movies and TV.
Just last Friday Peroni broke out with a brand new single and coinciding music video, one that makes the most of self-isolation and provides some semblance of illumination while we can’t see what the end of this tunnel looks like, “Nightlight”!
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