8/13 – IPR’s DIY 360 with Adam Levy was fortunate enough to welcome Indie rockers Peter Wolf Crier on Friday. Performing with only a guitar and drums, Peter Pisano and Brian Moen, more than make up for not having a full band, and as Adam puts it, “That’s a lot of racket for two guys.” The Minneapolis duo’s passion for music escapes in songs like “Hard as Nails,” and Peter and Brian finish off the set after answering questions with “Down Down Down.”
About Peter Wolf Crier and the debut album Inter-Be
Inter-Be is the debut album by Peter Wolf Crier, the Minneapolis-based duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen. The album was born on a single summer night when Pisano felt a torrent of creativity after what had felt, to him, like an interminably long dry spell. He shared the songs with Moen, and over the months that followed, at Moen’s home, these rough-hewed tunes became what they are now: a confident collection of songs, but deceptive in that their very guts still reflect the thoughts of a man in transition.
Pisano’s is not a new songwriting voice. He is best known for being part of the Wars of 1812, an ascendant Wisconsin-bred quartet. Their first album together, Status Quo Ante Bellum, was more than just an album. It was relocation and aspiration and Pisano’s lyrical Eden. As the Wars went on hiatus, Pisano continued to hone his craft, keeping his days full as a teacher at a small private school while fine-tuning, at night, the songs that would soon become Inter-Be. Feeling confident in the songs, Pisano approached Moen, a seasoned drummer and engineer best known for his involvement in Laarks and Amateur Love. After being asked to add some percussive elements, Moen added his thundering drum rolls and perfectly timed fills, but he also added something much more: a melodic soundscape that would complete the evolution of the songs. So was born the partnership that is called Peter Wolf Crier
Peter Wolf Crier will be on tour with Midlake and Rogue Wave starting September 18.
Next week, DIY 360 will be joined by Michael Simon, Vice President of Business Affairs for Harry Fox Agency, the largest agency collecting and distributing mechanical license fees on behalf of music publishers in the United States.