Perpetual Groove Launches Kickstarter Campaign For New Studio Album September 6, 2017 10:26
Veteran Georgia jam rockers Perpetual Groove have revealed plans for their first studio album in seven years, and you can be an active part of this release. The band detailed an official Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday, which promises 'great rewards' for each of their loyal backers. The campaign even includes an entertaining video featuring frontman Brock Butler as famous television painter Bob Ross. This will be the band's first full-length studio release since 2009's Heal, which included favorites such as "Lost Connection," "Too Close To The Sun," and "Honey Cut." See below for the band's official statement via Facebook, which includes a direct link to the campaign. The official "Brock Ross" video can also be found below.
Be a part of Perpetual Groove history!
It's been seven years since Perpetual Groove released a full-length album. We've never been able to release an album on vinyl. Now is the time to remedy both of these issues and we want YOU to join us in the process of doing it! Perpetual Groove has always been for the people BY the people. You have supported us from day one and now we have an entire stack of never-before heard tunes and some road tested gems that must make their way to the studio!
With the support from all of you and this Kickstarter campaign, we'll be able to release an album in a way we have never done before. We'll be making videos of the process to share with you along the way, and will finally be able to release a vinyl recording for the first time ever!
We've got tons of great rewards for all of our backers...and if you aren't able to pledge right now simply sharing this post with your friends would still be a huge help. Plus it'll let more people experience "the Joy of Recording with Brock Ross."
Sincerely, Adam, Albert, Brock, and Matt - Perpetual Groove
All Things PGroove: An Interview With Brock Butler & Matt McDonald January 12, 2017 12:45
Matt: Very true, you have to bring the heat on NYE. That’s what was so great about last year doing the destination shows. Every weekend we played got treated like a NYE run. Let’s face it, you should try to bring that energy to every single show no matter what the weekend is or city you may be in.
Watch Perpetual Groove's music video for "Paper Dolls" here:
Perpetual Groove Performs 'LiveLoveDie' Album In Its Entirety December 31, 2016 14:30
Perpetual Groove Kicks Off Terminal West Run In Fine Form December 30, 2016 17:00
Words and Photos by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen
Georgia-born jam rockers Perpetual Groove returned to Atlanta's Terminal West on Thursday night for the first of a big three-night New Year's run. Several weeks ago, the band revealed that they would be accepting setlist submissions from it's rabid fan base for night one, but there was one rule involved. The submissions could not include any songs from the LiveLoveDie album, as they will be playing it in it's entirety on Friday night.
The show kicked off with a "Life," which ultimately segued into "All This Everything Pt.1." As the set continued with "All This Everything Pt. 2," it became apparent that the band was working it's way through the entire All This Everything album. "53 More Things To Do In Zero Gravity" was up next, a mellow instrumental tune that always takes you on a journey. One of my personal favorites, "Andromeda," would follow, and if that song doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will. Some of the most uplifting lyrics I've ever heard, accompanied by some powerful, uplifting jamming.
The set continued with "Long Past Settled In," before Adam Perry (bass) led us straight into "Crocket and Tubbs." Next up was "The Universe," which slowed the pace a bit before Albert Suttle (drums) kicked in super nostalgic into to "Stealy Man." This tune features some of Brock Butler's (guitar/vocals) finest, most melodic playing (in my personal opinion), accompanied by some heavy notes from Matt McDonald (keys). The band then worked its way through "Left To Drifting," "Scooter," and "Gone Round The Twist." The raging "Occam's Blazer" came next and sent the entire room into a frenzy. Butler was taking his solos to another level, and the spacey effects from McDonald's synth had everyone moving. This red hot set would ultimately end with the final tow tracks from All This Everything, "For Now Forget" and "...and Everything.
After a brief exit, the band returned to the stage for a scorching two song encore which featured "Space Paranoids," the opening track from the Honey Cuts album (2010). The boys would then call on guitarist Damien Perry for a raging cover of Led Zeppelin's "When The Levee Breaks" to close out the show. If you're in the Atlanta area, or within driving distance, you might want to go ahead and secure your tickets for tonight's show, as well as the New Year's Eve show which will feature three sets of P-Groove. Something truly special is in the works this weekend at Terminal West, and I can't wait to see how it plays out.
Perpetual Groove - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA - 12.29.16
Setlist: Life > All This Everything Pt. 1, All This Everything Pt. 2, 53 More Things to Do In Zero Gravity, Andromeda, Long Past Settled In, Crockett & Tubbs, The Universe, Stealy Man, Left to Drifting, Scooter, Gone Round The Twist, Occams Blazer, For Now Forget, …and Everything
Encore: Space Paranoids, When the Levee Breaks*
Notes: *with Damien Perry
Perpetual Groove's Two-Night Reunion Run: HD Video Bundle July 14, 2015 09:35
Perpetual Groove and Consume Media have teamed up to bring you complete video footage from the band's two night reunion run at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA on Thursday, May 28th & Friday, May 29th, 2015 . The package is scheduled for a Tuesday, September 1st release. Pre-order the package today and receive a complimentary copy of the late afternoon acoustic rooftop set from Brock Butler and Matt McDonald on Friday, May 29th. See below for a sneak peak of the production ("Stealy Man" - Encore from Thursday 5/28).
- Release (7:33)
- Speed Queen (13:57)
- A Day The Way (8:13)
- Out Here (9:51)
- Andromeda (4:02)
- Holy Ship (7:23)
- Sun Dog (16:39)
- Life (5:25)
- Occams Blazer (16:02)
- Naive Melody (8:16)
- Green Tea (9:35)
- Orange Wedge (7:18)
- Macumba (9:23)
- Green Tea (1:00)
- Lemurs (9:17)
- Stealy Man (14:57)
- Space Paranoids (9:57)
- Trouble (8:06)
- It Starts Where It Ends (11:41)
- Three Weeks (15:15)
- Paper Dolls (7:33)
- Walkin in Place (8:22)
- Cairo (12:19)
- Robot Waltz (12:16)
- Sweet Oblivious Antidote (10:35)
- TSM2 (13:38)
- Two Shores (13:33)
- Mr. Transistor (2:52)
- Echo (5:27)
- Mr. Transistor (11:12)
- All My Friends (8:46)
- Teakwood Betz (24:52)
- Only Always (10:30)
- And Everything (3:49)
- My Favorite Color*
- The Universe>
- No Decorations
- I Know What I Know
- Lost Connection
- Tupelo Honey
- Under Lock & Key
- Float On
*Brock & Matt