Saturday, August 8, 2009

Joe Pernice

"It Feels So Good When I Stop" is a companion piece to Joe Pernice's debut novel It Feels So Good When I Stop. According to Pernice,'Though the book is not explicitly about music, there are quite a few cover and fictional songs mentioned, so I thought it would be a cool idea for me to record some of those songs and release them, as a soundtrack album to the novel.''
About Joe Pernice
Joe Pernice began his recording career in the mid-90 s with the Scud Mountain Boys, in Northampton, Massachusetts. They released two records before signing to Seattle s Sub Pop in 1996 and releasing Massachusetts, along with The Early Year, a compilation of the two pre-Sub Pop recordings. In 1997, he disbanded the Scuds to form Pernice Broth ers, whose debut Overcome By Happiness was released by Sub Pop, as was Chappaquiddick Skyline, more of a Joe Pernice side project in 2000. Big Tobacco, a Joe Pernice solo record was released in Europe in 2000 (and later in the US). Later that year, Joe left Sub Pop and he and his longtime manager Joyce Linehan established Ashmont Records, based in Boston, where they have released several Pernice Brothers records: The World Won t End (2001) , Yours, Mine and Ours (2003), Nobody s Watch ing/Nobody s Listening live album and DVD (2004) Discover a Lovelier You (2005) and Live a Little (2006). Joe has also published a volume of poetry called Two Blind Pigeons and a novella for Continuum Books 33 1/3 series, Meat is Murder. His music has appeared in the movies Fever Pitch and Slaughterhouse Rules, the television shows Six Feet Under and The Gilmore Girls, and in television ads for Sherwin-Williams, Sears and Southern Comfort. A Massachusetts native, he now lives in Toronto. A new album of Pernice originals is planned for early 2010.
(taken from
It Feels So Good When I Stop