PERNICE BROTHERS Live A Little One Little Indian TPLP737CD (2006)
Recorded in a 24 track, 2inch analogue studio with vintage gear, a real orchestra and a grand piano, Live A little is The Pernice Brothers follow up to Overcome With Happiness. Both were recorded at Studio .45 in Conneticut.
The Pernice Brothers (Joe - who writes all the songs, Peyton and Bob) form the cornerstone of this country tinged pop/rock outfit. They're accompanied by James Walboume on piano, Pat Berkerley on drums and percussion and Mike Deming who produced and added the odd kitchen sink (synth, hand claps, organ, finger snaps, claps, and mini-bike wheels).
The album is packed with gentle understated pop reminiscent of an age when songs had 'proper' choruses and verses, lyrics you can understand, soft harmonies and plenty of excellent guitar work (Bob's lead at the end of Zero Refills and on Lightheaded, and Pinkerton's fretwork on Automaton and B.S. Johnson).