Hailing from St. Paul, Minnesota, The Persian Leaps have been an early favorite of If It's Too Loud... They have this great jangly guitar pop sound that we've compared to The Afghan Whigs and The Sheila Divine in the past. The band is back with a new EP, Bicycle Face, which may be their best to date.
The Persian Leaps haven't changed their sound on Bicycle Face. Instead they've perfected it. Bicycle Face is a collection of five incredibly tight indie rock pop songs. It reminds me a ton of the mid 90's when fuzzed out guitars and catchy as hell hooks were all the rage of 120 Minutes. The EP's opener, "Picture My Reaction," is this indie rock anthem that shoots for arenas with it's pure size and force. "Even Less" could secretly be an outtake from Superdrag's Regretfully Yours.
You can listen to "Picture My Reaction" below. Bicycle Face is available now on Land Ski Records. You can get your own copy over at Bandcamp. For more on The Persian Leaps, check out their website. However, along with the joy of a new EP comes some potentially disappointing news. Last month's EP release show marked their last performance as a full band. Drew Forsberg has announced that they are ready to try something new on their next release. Whatever that may be, we're looking forward to it.