They describe their sound as "gypsydelic," which is just what it sounds like. Stemming from their inability to choose one genre of music to play, they coined the term in order to reflect their own personal view of the band. "Gypsy-" because they were inspired by playing outdoors and "-delic" because it contains just a hint of strange. Paige and Steven are strongly influenced by visuals in cinema and fashion. In fact, Drew Barrymore discovered their music and selected them to be a part of her Spring Music Preview spread for V Magazine, alongside the likes of Mayer Hawthorne, M83, Spank Rock, Warpaint, and The Drums.
The duo fill the gap between upbeat rock and downtempo electronic, with comparisons being made to The Black Keys, Mazzy Star and The XX. Similarities can also be drawn to Little Dragon, and how they do so much with so little. They draw their sound and inspiration from the smoky smooth crackle of blues, folk, and soul vinyls as well as the hypodermic tones synthesized in various beat laboratories across the globe. Stripped down, The Peach Kings' power is derived from Paige's hauntingly sensual vocals combined with Steven's complementary rhythm and picking.
Sexy is a word used often in describing The Peach Kings sound. The EP features the intoxicating lead single 'Fisherman' to the sultry 'Like A Stone' and the sweet sounds of 'Lonely'. The EP in its entirety has a lot of found sounds that were salvaged from the delirious recordings of giddy musicians with really expensive gear.
It's been a long time goal for the Peach Kings to press a record on vinyl, as they want themselves and their families to have an artifact that can be found in a crate 50 years from now. Not only that, but in 50 years, that piece of music, like a fine wine, will have gathered all the character and noise that makes vinyl so nostalgic and timeless.
The EP artwork for Handsome Moves was created by Shane A. Richard, a musically inspired artist from California. The Peach Kings are large supporters of their local art scene, with a strong belief in building an artistic community around themselves. Look out for the upcoming video for 'Fisherman,' directed by Jace Armstrong, and old friend of Steven's from Silver Lake.
2. Do For Me
4. Like A Stone
5. Soon Will Be
6. Thieves & Kings
The Peach Kings New York City Dates
- 9/6/12 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY
- 9/8/12 Pianos NYC, NY
- 9/9/12 Cameos Brooklyn, NY