Share "Tears In The Rain" with Parquet Courts' A. Savage! The Leather Lemon LP Out March 25th on Wharf Cat Records.
Last month, the band announced their latest LP The Leather Lemon which will be released on the buzzing Brooklyn label Wharf Cat Records (Palberta, Water From Your Eyes, Lily Konigsberg) on March 25th, and today they are sharing a second single from the record called "Tears In The Rain", that features and was co-written with A. Savage of Parquet Courts.
“The relationship with Parquet Courts and P.E. goes back a long way,"
"I put out both of the bands that combined to make P.E. (Pill and Eaters) on my label Dull Tools, and both groups Parquet Courts has toured with. Also Jonny Schenke engineered several PC records. We’re old friends. [Singer] Veronica [Torres] asked if I would be into doing a duet with her. I was pretty blown away when Campolo sent me the music — the rain, the long beautiful Ben Jaffe sax solo. It all sort of had this lonely noir mood to it. The lyrics are vocal melody came pretty quickly. Veronica and I wrote each other’s lyrics and did cold takes of them in the studio. That day was a blast, we shared a lot of laughs and the energy was great. We’ve performed it a few times together last October when PC and PE toured together, every night was really special. I’m really proud of this one."
“Tears In The Rain” was special to us from its inception – a live recording based around samples of Jonny Campolo at the piano and Ben Jaffe’s incredible one-take tenor saxophone performance,"
"It was Andrew that helped us see it through in the studio, driving the troubadour style feel of the song. He and I wrote lyrics side-by-side and for one another, intensifying the surreality of the instrumental and stretching it far beyond the classic "call and response" duet format. The result is the most tender song on the record, one we are all proud of for the way it has altered the perception and possibilities of the project."
To celebrate the album's release the band have just announced a Brooklyn release show that will take place at Union Pool on March 23rd and will also feature A. Savage as a DJ and support from Pop 1280!
P.E.'s sophomore album, The Leather Lemon (Wharf Cat Records, out March 25, 2022), ushers in a new era for the New York band. A wild ride through chewy bubblegum pop, sweeping synthetic orchestrations, and mutant club beats, the album slides ever closer to the fully-realized pop sensibility only winked at with their debut album Person (2020) and subsequent releases.