The Georga-based band Perpetual Groove, also known as “PGroove,” have announced they will be releasing a four-track EP titled C’Mon. Covers? The EP will feature a small collection of select covers by the band from artists Peter Gabriel, The Cars, The Go-Gos and Johnny Cash. The EP is due to drop on Sept. 17.
C’Mon. Covers? was recorded at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, Ga. and produced by Jason Kingsland who is known for his work with Band of Horses and Belle and Sebastian. The EP features Brock Butler on guitar and lead vocals, Adam Perry on bass guitar, Matthew McDonald on keyboards and vocals, and Darren Stanley on percussion. Notably missing from the lineup is a long-time band member and drummer Albert Suttle who joined Perpetual Groove in 2001 but announced his retirement from the band culminating with this year’s NYE shows.
In conjunction with the announcement of the EP’s release, PGroove have also announced they will be going on tour across the East Coast. Their fall tour will kick off in Columbia, S.C. on Sept. 23, make a two-night stop in Denver, and will conclude on New Year’s Eve at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Ga.
Of Suttles retirement from the group, the band wrote, “We all respect and understand Albert’s decision to move on to what is next. Albert’s commitment to the band has created bonds both musically and personally that will last a lifetime. With Perpetual Groove, it’s never goodbye, only see ya later.” Read Suttles’ full statement here.
PGroove have also announced the return of their multi-day festival, Amberland, which after ten years since its 2012 edition, will return in 2022. The festival will take place on Memorial Day weekend at the Woodlands Nature Reserve in Charleston, S.C.
Listen to PGroove’s Cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Digging In The Dirt” below:
1-“Digging In The Dirt” (Peter Gabriel)
2-“Drive” (The Cars)
3-“Our Lips Are Sealed” (The Go-Gos)
4-“God Is Gonna Cut You Down” (Johnny Cash)
Perpetual Groove Fall 2021 Tour
Sept. 23 – Columbia, SC – The Main Course*
Sept. 24 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn*
Sept. 25 – Savannah, GA – Two Tides Brewing*
Oct. 1 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel*
Oct. 2 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East*
Oct. 15 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
Oct. 16 – Washington D.C. – Union Stage
Oct. 17 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Oct. 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
Oct. 20 – Stage College, PA – State Theatre
Oct. 21 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
Oct. 22 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center
Oct. 23 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Oct. 24 – Sun Fusion Music & Arts Festival, Groveland, FL
Oct. 26 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
Oct. 27 – Pawling, NY – Darryl’s House
Oct. 28 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Oct. 29 – Alston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 5 – Denver, CO – Ophelia’s
Nov. 6 – Denver, CO – Ophelia’s
Nov. 24 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
Nov. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
Dec. 1 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
Dec. 2 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive
Dec. 3 – Tampa, FL – Skipper’s Smokehouse
Dec. 4 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Dec. 30 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre#
Dec. 31 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre#
* Darren Stanley on Drums
# Albert Suttle & Darren Stanley on Drums