Click here to sample some new music from Pela. I read somewhere on one of their sites that they are premiering a new track each week on this e-card leading up to the release of thier first full length CD Anytown Graffiti. The first track (Waiting On The Stairs) is a great shoegaze shuffle that builds to a soft ending. Lost To The Lonesome is the track thats been playing quite a bit on my computer the last couple of days.
The first time I heard it was the Cassettes Won’t Listen remix that you can download here. I initially thought it was Bloc Party.
I’m really impressed with?what I’ve heard so far of this band. I expect their record to be released in the next couple of months through Great Society (imprint of Worlds Fair). The band currently resides in Brooklyn, NY but members come from the ‘hinterlands of New York city and California’. Previous work experiences include busking in the subways, selling necties at Times Square, carpentry, or playing polka at Croatian weddings. Now focus seems to be on touring this band, playing a bunch of US dates into April (along with a couple stabs at SXSW).
Also, take a look at this video I found on youtube of the band performing a track called Cavalry (also on the to be released disc). That chorus really rings right, not a huge fan of the noise at the end. More tracks can be found on their myspace page.