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The Perennials Share ‘Miss Marionette’, Debut EP Out October 28th

written by Mark Doyle September 7, 2016

The Perennials have released ‘Miss Marionette’, the second single from their forthcoming debut EP, produced by Thomas ‘Doveman’ Bartlett — producer and sideman on upcoming releases by a who’s who of modern indie music (Sufjan Stevens, Father John Misty, the Magnetic Fields). Their self-titled EP has now been scheduled for Friday, October 28th release.

Brooklyn Vegan premiered The Perennials debut single in May of this year. Popular indie playlist site Indie Shuffle complimented them for having a ‘versatile, emotional, and overall just a terrifically full sound’ — while The Deli Magazine called them ‘intense’ and reminiscent of The National. Of the new single, UK blog Wake The Deaf noted the ‘striking baritone vocals channelling Cash and Berninger’, while Frission Radio complimented their ‘amazingly well-crafted songs’.

Led by the young married couple Pete and Amanda Wells, the duo met at a bible school in the Italian countryside and were married by the time they were 20 years old. Currently based in Brooklyn after a stint in Spokane, Washington, ‘Miss Marionette’ is a dark ballad set against footage by ‘Instagram Famous’ nature photographer Cory Crawford ( a friend of the band from their days living in the Pacific Northwest.

‘You fall like an angel
and you break like an antique doll
so elegant and so graceful
you shatter like glass
and resound through the hall
pretty to look at but hard to enjoy
sit on the shelf like a decorative toy
strung up like a puppet and tied to the stage
you twist and you spin
like an old weathervane

Hey Miss Marionette
don’t lose your head just yet
Hey Miss Marionette
Don’t lose your head’

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