Release Date: Jan 24, 2006
Record label: Drag City
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Following up their stoner rock self-titled debut on the Doppelganger label, Nazareth, PA-based Pearls and Brass are true sons of heavy, zoned-out sludge rock. Their Drag City debut, Indian Tower, is all fire, crunch, and burn. Their arrangements are a little busy, full of semi-intricate twists and turns on the title track, but the groove is solid, hard, and fluid.
Not to be confused with Jesus' stomping grounds, the Nazareth of Pennsylvania is a sleepy little hovel with well under 10,000 people in the Lehigh Valley (although to go biblical again for a second, it is quite close to another town named Bethlehem). They have a speedway and an Indian cemetery there, but not much else. It was against this backdrop that the three guys who make up Pearls and Brass met and started jamming together 10 years ago.