On Sept 3rd, Pepper released their first full length album in 5 years with their latest self-titled record via Island Records / Law Records. They premiered the album on ESPN & have since released a music video for their first single “FKARND (All Night)”. Now Pepper has a 3 part video series discussing the making of their album…
The trio recorded in various studios throughout the past year, working in the studio with Matt Wallace, a veteran producer known for his work with Maroon 5, O.A.R. and Faith No More. Recently signing with a major label for the second time, the group teamed up with Island Def Jam Records.
It’s a sound that stays true to the band’s famous island party vibes, including elements that they’re known for, while also extending the sound deeper than the Surf-Reggae-Rock sound that made them so successful.
“It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever done as a band to make this record,” says guitarist/vocalist Kaleo Wassman, when discussing the recording process of their new self-titled album. “It speaks loudly and widely to a broader audience while maintaining everything good about the band, which, first of all, is our positive attitude.”
You can pick up the new self-titled album on iTunes by clicking HERE.
Check the 3 videos below, with the guys talking about the making of the new album…
Watch: Pepper – Making of the Album Pt. 1
Watch: Pepper – Making of the Album Pt. 2
Watch: Pepper – Making of the ALbum Pt. 3
You can find Pepper promoting their new self titled release, while on their fall tour with RDGLDGRN & Grieves. Check below for their upcoming tour dates, links & music video for “FKARND (All Night)”.
Sep 30 @ The Altar Bar. Pittsburgh, PA***
Oct 01 @ House Of Blues. Cleveland, OH ***
Oct 03 @ Majestic Theatre. Madison, WI***
Oct 04 @ House Of Blues. Chicago, IL***
Oct 05 @ Mill City Nights . Minneapolis, MN*
Oct 08 @ Ogden Theatre. Denver, CO*
Oct 10 @ Knitting Factory Concert House. Reno, NV*
Oct 11 @ McDonald Theatre. Eugene, OR*
Oct 12 @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom. Portland, OR*
Oct 16 @ Warfield Theatre. San Francisco, CA*
Oct 17 @ Ventura, Calif., Majestic Ventura Theatre*
Oct 18 @ San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues*
Article By: Mike Patti
Watch: Pepper – “FKARND (All Night)”
Directed by Josh Hegard, here is the official music video to Pepper’s new single “FKARND (All Night)”. The song is off their new self-titled album, set to drop on Sept 3rd via Island Def Jam Records.
When we asked drummer Yesod Williams about the new video, he explained: “It’s really just straight fun, fucking around in all types of super classy/sexy ways! The original concept came from the director and we just let him run with it. We really loved his simple amazingly wet vision for the visual of the single. And not to mention his amazing crew who put so much passion into the project”. Enjoy the video & stay tuned for more updates on Pepper…