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Austin’s Peter and the Wolf sign with The Worker’s Institute, play Record Preview shows

By September 19, 2006No Comments

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

The Worker’s Institute label is proud to announce the signing of
Austin, Texas’ Peter and the Wolf. After hearing a self-released
CD-R, the Los Angeles-based independent label tracked down the
band earlier this year. Lightness is slated to be released
in North America on October 31, and in the rest of the world on
November 6. This marks the first release for the label after its
successful Sigur Ros ep.

Peter and the Wolf will be previewing their album at shows around
Texas the week of October 9th before heading out on tour with
Califone and working their way towards the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC.

Peter and the Wolf’s first official release, Lightness, is a collection
of songs written and recorded by Brian Redding Hunter (who
goes by his nickname, Red) in bedrooms, living rooms, and hotels
around the country. Most of these songs were captured on a cassette
4-track or a borrowed computer during Peter and the Wolf’s most
recent tour. Heard as a whole, they paint the picture of a person
constantly traveling with the hope of getting free, trying to pay
back whatever he’s borrowed, or burdened by some lost love. On
Lightness, Hunter explores the dreamy mindstate of a
traveler looking for something; it’s a record for mornings or long drives.

Explains Hunter, “Lightness is a whole record about
that feeling when you wake up all sentimental from a dream and
you want to call your friends and ask How is your health, how’s
your dad, how’s travels? It is about those good mornings when
you’re just wishin’ everybody well.”

“Safe Travels,” A new song from Lightness is now available for
download here:

Peter and the Wolf – Lightness track list:

01 midnight train
02 the ivy
03 safe travels
04 my grey overcoat
05 the hghway
06 the owl
07 anna maria
08 the bonsai tree
09 the apple tree
10 canada
11 dear old robyn
12 captain dan
13 black saltwater
14 holdy water
15 silent movies
16 lightness

Tue Oct 10: Austin, TX The Peacock
Wed Oct 11: Houston, TX Super Happy Fun Land
Thu Oct 12: Denton, TX Rubber Gloves
Sat Oct 14: Tucson, AZ Big Az Music Fest at Club Congress (Outside)
Tue Oct 17: Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge*
Wed Oct 18: Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Thu Oct 19: Omaha, NE Sokol Underground*
Fri Oct 20: Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar*
Sat Oct 21: Chicago, IL Empty Bottle*
Sun Oct 22: Knoxville, TN The Pilot Light
Mon Oct 23: Atlanta, GA The Earl
Wed Oct 25: Charleston, SC The Map Room (FREE)
Thu Oct 26: Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 (w/ Swearing at Motorists, Hudson Bell)
Fri Oct 27: Winston Salem, NC The Garage
Sat Oct 28: Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
Wed Nov 1: New York, NY Pianos (CMJ)
Sat Nov 4: Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place*
Sun Nov 5: Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks (w/ Beach House, Over the Atlantic)

* = w/ Califone