Paper Garden Records
As much as I love hard rock and various forms of poppy and electronic music, there comes a time when even I need something a bit mellower. Peasant’s newest album Shady Retreat is just right for my mellow days. Peasant’s mastermind Damien Nicholas DeRose has the voice and instrumental genius that most artists can only wish to possess. After releasing On The Ground in 2008, DeRose knew his next album release would have to be nothing short of amazing; let me be the first to tell you it is truly inspiring. So relax, put your feet up and enjoy the soothing sounds Peasant offers to your ears. This whole album is full of amazing tracks but “Hard Times”, “The Distance”, “Well Alright”, and “The End” make it absolutely magical.