Peter Kerlin

Peter Kerlin is a composer, musician, occasional video maker and teacher from Brooklyn. His band, Peter Kerlin Octet's album, Salamander was released on Innova Recordings in Nov 2013, and was featured on WNYC’s New Sounds. Host John Schaefer called it ”ambitious.” He is the bass player of Solar Motel Band, led by Chris Forsyth, of which John Mulvey of Uncut wrote, “I am struggling to think of a band I’d like to see more right now.” With Christy & Emily (KLANGBAD, The Social Registry) Kerlin has toured extensively in Europe and recorded their album Tic-Tac-Toe, with Hans-Joachim Irmler (Faust); Kerlin’s trio, Source of Yellow, whose release The Said (Twin Lakes Records, 2012) garnered praise around the web; and Chris Forsyth’s Paranoid Cat Band, whose LP, Paranoid Cat (Family Vineyard, 2011) Kerlin engineered. Kerlin’s 2010 album, Snake Eats Electric Blanket, featured an outstanding lineup of intrepid musicians: Chris Forsyth, Mike Pride, Nate Wooley, Emily Manzo, and Chris Peck. Kerlin is a member of the experimental electro-acoustic band, Christmas Decorations (Wodger), with whom he has recorded four albums since 2006. He was a longtime member of The Holy Childhood, touring extensively throughout the US from 2000 to 2003. In their LP, Up With What I’m Down With, Greil Marcus described “a cracked vision in this sprawling music.” Kerlin played on Ted Leo’s seminal 2001 album, Tyranny of Distance, which Pitchfork called “one of the best pop albums of the year.” Kerlin worked with pianist Emily Manzo creating the soundtrack for the feature film The Rooms (2010), by Paul Rowly and Tim Blue, which showed internationally and was subsequently purchased by The Centre Pompidou

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Salamander

Salamander

Innova Recordings
2014

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Salamander

Salamander

Innova Recordings
2013

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