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“The Strips” are an indie rock band living in Minneapolis, MN. The rock and roll synthesis born from thousands of hours sitting next to a record player. The voices of rock’s vanguard soaked into their very souls. The Strips just released their 2nd EP in May titled “King, Queens, and Cruisers” if you want to rock out and enjoy the sounds of classic rock and roll “The Strips” casually bring that classic era to life with the originality to make it their own.
Tracy Perry Jr formed Perry Project on Myspace in 2007 while staying in Seattle for a means to seek out other musicians and to form a band. While searching for bandmates Tracy continued to pick up his cheap electric guitar, writing songs on his own and fell in love with the songwriting process. Perry Project eventually became a solo acoustic act with occasionally other musicians joining him on stage.
Can’t Steal Soul has been a work in progress for over 10 years and Tracy has a lot of personal experiences to pull from. Be it his days living in the Mojave Desert in Ridgecrest, CA, to serving active duty in the US Air Force where he made his music heard loud and clear while stationed in Tampa, FL. His sounds and influences include Oasis, The Beatles, The Smiths, The Shins and Radiohead to name a few.
His love for creating music has never let up and in 2013 he knew it was time to finally record his first album. With money saved up from his deployments and a little luck, he found a producer who understood his style and really liked his songs. Currently residing in Minneapolis, MN Tracy finished his first full-length album titled “Can’t Steal Soul” which was released on May 27, 2014 and Produced by Davide Raso (Devanāgarī, Stacy Lee, Devon Worley) and Mastered by Joe LaPorta (Imagine Dragons, Foo Fighters, Beach House).
Most recently Perry Project has formed into a band who played their first live shows as a 6 piece in March 2015.
Their new single “Run Away” which was released in April 2016, has been gaining attention and the band is currently in the studio recording their upcoming EP set to release next year.
Feels Like Fall
In late 2013, Luke, Jesse and I started messing around with riffs and melodies until something resembling a song came out. We kept at it until we had enough to play at coffee shops and test it out.
It felt right and that was that. Or well, the beginning.
It wasn’t until we found Nick and Rigel that we really found our sound. They added their own signature and made the music have the sharpness we didn’t know was missing. It’s clean and complex. It’s messy and dirty. It’s angry and youthful. It’s calm and matured. It’s a little bit of everything and we hope you find something that strikes with you.