August 26, 2016

The Persian Leaps: Your City, Underwater

photo: Drew Johnson

The Persian Leaps are an EP band. The St. Paul, MN indie noise pop trio have completed Your City, Underwater, their fourth release in their chosen format. Rambling lo-fi with a few woo-hoo's (The Weather), a quirky mashup of Big Star, The Smiths and Dinosaur Jr (It's Nothing), delivered with gusto and slightly wavering vocals. Lead single See Me Unaware is a clash between distorted guitar and pleading lyrics straight out of the Joey Ramone songbook.

Your City, Underwater contains more of the same - catchy shoestring garage rock - with the notable exception of the final track Short and Sour, during which they try to channel The Damned. Pretty good effort, but singer Drew Forsberg is no match for Dave Vanian.

The Persian Leaps:
Drew Forsberg: vocals, guitar
Adam Brunner: bass, vocals
Mike McCloskey: drums, vocals

Your City, Underwater will be released on September 16 via Land Ski Records.

  1. See Me Unaware
  2. The Weather
  3. It's Nothing
  4. Terribly Happy
  5. Short and Sour

Live date:
  • 09/16 Minneapolis, MN @ 331 Club (w/ Driftwood Pyre, The Dirty Banks)


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