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Vancouver’s Peach Pit first made a splash with their widely praised 2017 debut effort Being So Normal, a hugely ambitious indie-pop effort that won the band an army of fans.
The success of the release allowed the quartet to quit their full-time jobs to tour across North America, Asia, and Europe, finding themselves playing increasingly larger headline shows and supporting artists such as Two Door Cinema Club.
After almost two years of relentless touring, last summer the rockers headed into the studio to work on their sophomore effort with GRAMMY Award-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Best Coast) behind the boards.
Preceded by the singles Feelin’ Low, Shampoo Bottles, and latest track Black Licorice, the new album – titled You And Your Friends – dropped via RCA UK on Friday 3 April 2020 and is available to listen to on streaming services now.
To celebrate the release of the brand new album, Peach Pit have picked out some of their favourite tracks to listen to right now and explained a bit about them below:
Da Rude – Sandstorm
“Picture this, you’ve just finished the third night of four shows in a row. You’re tired, beat down, trying to hold back tears, wondering how you’ll keep going. Mikey puts on Sandstorm, never mind, you’re ready to party all night.”
Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee
“Nothing like trappin’ along with your fellow Canadian hosers to this track in the van. We can’t listen to Lil Uzi’s verse on this track without going, “yah yah yah yah yah,” in unison.”
The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
“None of you have probably ever heard of this song but trust us, it slaps.”
The Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill
“We went away on a ‘writing retreat’ last summer to a cabin and did a bunch of acid. We ended up listening to this song 1000 times, couldn’t tell you why, but it will forever make me think about having the best time with my best buds.”
The Eagles – Take It Easy
“For a while this was the only album I had downloaded on my phone so every time we were out of service we would put it on. There’s something untouchably cool about the line, ‘It’s a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford slowing down to take a look at me’.”
Neil Young – Out On The Weekend
“For us, Neil will never get old, zing.”
George Harrison – Wah-Wah
“Sorry to plug The Beatles twice but they are 100% the best band of all time and we can and will talk to you about them until you hate us.”
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