I know I have been gone all weekend and I’m sorry it has been so quiet but I have been listening to some new music and now I am backed up with goodness to share so let’s just get right to it.

Pela is a band from Brooklyn, New York who’s members include:

Billy McCarthy – Vocals, Guitar
Nate “Natron” Martinez – Guitar
Eric Sanderson – Bass, Vocals
Tomislav Zovich – Drums, Vocals

They have released 2 EP’s in the last 2 years and toured their little hearts out. Their debut full length album, Anytown Graffiti was just released on The Great Society Label. And let me tell you these guys can make some honest rock & roll, with layers of blazing guitars carried by a steady marching rhythm and McCarthy’s vocals are filled with so much passion, the entire album is nothing short of inspirational.

They are currently touring in support of their new album and Pela will also be featured in the documentary Rockin’ Brooklyn by Wojtek Bozyk, which is supposed to be coming out soon but I have yet to get an official release date, if anyone knows please enlighten us and if I find anything out I will let you all know. In the mean time check out the website and watch the trailer.

mp3 Expired: Lost To The Lonesome

mp3 Expired: Cavalry

Pela on myspace

Anytown Graffiti 2007 (The Great Society Label) GET IT


4 Responses to “Pela, Anytown Graffiti”

  1. pip ol' chap on June 26th, 2007 11:25 am

    I like it lots! For some reason I was getting this 80’s vibe from it, and that’s always the first way to get me to love music. Think it was his voice… anyway, thanks for the heads up as usual!

  2. Rachel on June 26th, 2007 4:52 pm

    Having an 80’s vibe is the first way to get you to love music? Really?

    Well either way I am pleased you enjoyed the music of Pela…Although just for the record I didn’t get an 80’s vibe but I can see where you are coming from…

  3. Fraser on July 1st, 2007 7:41 am

    Saw Pela open for Rainer Maria in December and they were quite extraordinary.

    I get what you are saying about the ’80s vibe. Not the “Sixteen Candles” kind of ’80s, but the U2ish kind of ’80s…

    Totally love what you’ve done with the blog!

  4. MOBY on August 9th, 2007 1:52 pm

    I can’t add your post to Digg. How I do this?

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