Friday, September 22, 2017
The Persian Leaps - Bicycle Face EP
It is fall, and fall brings us the band's annual EP release, this time the five-song Bicycle Face EP. Interestingly, the name of the EP is taken from an fake 19th century medical condition invented to scare women from cycling. Appropriately, the cover art presents a woman in 19th century dress standing next to a bike and wearing a 'don't mess with me' face. And while the titular condition may be fake, the songs are real and vital. The Persian Leaps are a band that understands momentum, and they explode out of the box and maintain the tension and energy through the final note. Perhaps that is one of the things that makes the EP the perfect vehicle for their creations -- an LP may be too exhausting for the more fragile listeners. In our view, this EP is The Persian Leaps' best work so far. Since there are rumors that this might be the final record from the band, we strongly suggest you experience it.
The Persian Leaps is Drew Frosberg (vocals/guitar), Adam Brunner (bass/vocals), and Michael McCloskey (drums/vocals). Bicycle Face EP is out today via Frosberg's Land Ski Records. See the Bandcamp link below for streaming and purchase options. By the way, lyrics are included on the Bandcamp page, which we appreciate greatly.
Bandcamp for Bicycle Face