by Bill Pearis

Peggy Sue @ Webster Hall, 2012 (more by Tamara Porras)

UK trio Peggy Sue return with a new album, Choir of Echoes, on January 28 via Yep Rock. The band haven't messed with their sound much for the new record which is just fine as nobody else quite has their particular, spooky/sorrowful/beautiful sound that isn't quite folk and isn't quite rock (it's also not "folk rock"). You can check out the video to first single, "Idle," below. This is the first proper studio album from Peggy Sue since 2011's terrific Acrobats, but if you didn't check out last year's self-releasaed Play the Songs of Scorpio Rising, which found them covering the songs from Kenneth Anger's film Scorpio Rising (consisting mainly of girl group classics), you should. It was one of my favorites of 2012 and you can stream it in full below.

Right after the release of Choir of Echoes, Peggy Sue will head out on a North American tour which hits NYC on February 13 at Glasslands. Mariner's Children (aka Peggy Sue bassist Ben Rubinstein) will open the show. Tickets are on sale now.

All tour dates are listed, along with the new song and Scorpio Rising streams, below.


Peggy Sue - "Idle"

Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue - Choir of Echoes track list:
01. (Come Back Around)
02. Esme
03. Substitute
04. Figure Of Eight
05. Always Going
06. Just The Night
07. How Heavy The Quiet That Grew Between Your Mouth And Mine
08. Electric Light
09. Longest Day Of The Year Blues
10. Idle
11. And Always Is
12. Two Shots
13. The Errors of Your Ways

January 29 Bryan, TX Grand Stafford*
February 1 Austin, TX The Mohawk*
February 3 Tempe, CA Yucca Tap Room†
February 5 San Diego, CA Soda Bar†
February 6 Los Angeles, CA The Echo*
February 7 Davis, CA 3rd Space†
February 8 Berkeley, CA Starry Plough†
February 10 Portland, OR Holocene†
February 11 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern‡
February 13 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands‡
February 15 Philadelphia, PA Ortlieb's‡
*with Mandolin Orange
†with Mandolin Orange and Mariner's Children
‡with Mariner's Children