GREGORY PEPPER & HIS PROBLEMS: WITH TRUMPETS FLARING

Gregory Pepper’s got problems – but who doesn’t, right? Lucky for him (and us) these problems have persevered into an album’s worth of material for every year of his lonesome existence. Out on June 16th via Fake Four Inc./Sonic Unyon Distribution, With Trumpets Flaring dares to be of Pepper’s most ambitiously despondent examinations of hopeless optimism.

In his hometown of Guelph, Ontario Gregory Pepper & His Problems is a moniker used by the 26-year-old musician and visual artist who has amassed a repertoire of 500 or so anthems of confusion and ambivalence, ranging from punk influenced indie-rock to polished baroque-pop. He is currently supporting himself as a freelance illustrator, has toured alongside the likes of Islands, Burn Ruffians, and The Smoking Popes, collaborated on albums with Noah23 and Awol One, and is now preparing for a tour with his recently formed four-piece band.

Armed with a handful of cheap musical instruments, pens and alcohol as well as a mobile recording studio, With Trumpets Flaring draws upon the poppy 1960’s melancholy of Brian Wilson and Roy Orbison as much as he does from modern trends in electronic and hip-hop. Gregory Pepper & His Problems creates an experimental musical landscape that is instantly engrossing and “exemplifying, in it’s core, the beauty of the indie aesthetic.” - The Portastylistic

Now go watch this horrifying album animation teaser here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSgPnXgGOkk

And go here for music and more info: http://www.myspace.com/gregorypepper