Blog - posted on 12 March, 2015 by

Watch The Animated Video For “Newfound View.”

After about a year in the making of frame-by-frame animation, the music video for “Newfound View” is complete! A big thanks to Emily Fritze for all the hard work. It’s not easy being a freelancer in the city. Enjoy!

 

 

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Blog - posted on 19 January, 2015 by

Animated Video Progress.

As you may have recalled in one of my previous posts from last year, the ever so talented Emily Fritze of Minneapolis is working hard on creating a music video for “Newfound View.” We are both very excited about it and can’t wait to share it with the world.  We both crafted a cool story that will unfold throughout this imaginary world where strange creatures exists.

Newfound View Creatures

Emily has really outdone herself and has spent numerous hours crafting the art and animation being used and I always tell her  “I wish I had your artistic drawing ability.” You can say I am a fan of her style and originality.  The thing is, when I draw something that I am thinking about, no matter how hard I try, it NEVER looks right. Even after trying for almost 2 years as a kid growing up. She has a talent that’s for sure, one that she works on constantly and all the hard work / hours she puts in shows it. In fact, she created my band logo, helped with my album art and most of the art seen throughout this site.

Below shows a transition scene for the work-in-progress video, “Newfound View.”

 

Look for the music video in the coming months. In the meantime check out EMILY’S ANIMATION BLOG and WEBSITE.

 

-Tracy-

 

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Blog - posted on 20 December, 2014 by

Project Update. Now Seeking Members In The Minneapolis Metro Area.

In the coming months I will begin to pursue adding band members, there will be no better time in my life than the months that lay ahead as I will be able to focus my ample efforts of making this dream of over 10 years a reality. The worst case scenario for me is if I decide to give up which I do not see as an option.

All I can truly hope is that the members that are eventually recruited will be all in as I am. To let the fans and future fans hear what the present and future of Perry Project is capable of will be the biggest gift I can ever dream of giving to anyone.

I am also looking for any other members who just simply dig what they are hearing and love to play and do shows.

I am seeking members to expand my sound beyond what it is now and to play shows to help promote “Can’t Steal Soul” and to eventually be part of the creative process and to create new tracks and eventually a new album as a band.

A little about me: My name is Tracy Perry Jr. and I am a passionate/socially awkward/person who is in my zone when I am creating music. I have melodies trapped in my head for most of the day and love creating lyrics and melodies to go with music.  I do play a little Rhythm acoustic guitar, it is predominately how I crafted the songs for “Can’t Steal Soul.” I have a little mini studio in my apartment where I like to record rough ideas or demos. I have about 40+ songs leftover and am eager to create more and expand the sound and feel of this project. I like to listen to just about everything and like playing the occasional video game.

Some of my influences include: The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Oasis, Coldplay, The Smiths, Morrissey, Rogue Wave, Nada Surf, The Editors, Nirvana, Youth Group, Manic Street Preachers, Mew, Radiohead, Motown, 80’s and 90’s Rock, Brit-Rock, Pop, New Wave, Indie-Alternative. I am sure you can hear some of these influences on this album. I love some of the new stuff too and have a wide variety of taste such as MGMT, The Black Keys and Panic! At The Disco to name a couple.

I have a few music contacts already established in the Minneapolis area including some talented producers and publicity agency which this project is featured on, check it out HERE. “Can’t Steal Soul” has also been passed on to music supervisors recently who are responsible for placements of music on networks like MTV, ESPN and other major networks (fingers crossed).

I’ll have to admit writing this whole thing to recruit members is a bit of a drag, I just wish I had the right band put together already! But in all seriousness it is essential for me and the future members to be on the same page, plus it is my dream so I have no choice, I must follow it.

A little about what I am looking for. First and foremost I am looking for a co-frontman. Like how Morrissey had Johnny Marr or McCartney had Lennon etc. Someone to count on, can write interesting riffs and to basically co-front the band. I am looking for dedicated musicians who dig this style of music and can hear future potential as well. I am looking to expand my sound too. Maybe something even more upbeat with a punk rock folkie feel, who knows what a collaboration will bring. I love what bands Like the Black Keys and MGMT are doing. While I do play a little rhythm acoustic guitar (that’s how I write most of my songs, minus the few that were collaborations for the album) I am mainly looking to fill the lead singer role, however I am open to playing acoustic guitar or chords once in a while. I am looking for future members that are eager to practice and play shows starting off locally with a goal to eventually play in other states, with long-term goals of playing shows with other popular and national acts, and of-course has the dream of getting signed (with hard work, seriously, anything is possible).

Being internet savvy and helping to promote would be a huge plus, however I am aware that life and other work gets in the way sometimes but an effort every now and then once we get more established wouldn’t be too much to ask I hope.

If you are down to be part of a music project that already has a solid foundation but could use some growth. If you are down with practicing and playing shows and want to be involved in the songwriting process for a future follow up album. If you dig what you hear and can also see yourself part of this, great!

Seeking:

Lead Guitar/Co-frontman: Can play both electric and acoustic guitar. Can play solos and improvise. Has a great ear for tone. Willing to grow with the band/project.  Dedicated. Eager to play shows (eventually with practice) at least 2-3 times a week. Must be comfortable and confident playing with effects/delays/pedals etc. and be able to play songs off of “Can’t Steal Soul” with confidence. Must be passionate about the project and willing to help in the songwriting process for a follow-up album.  Back-up vocals or other instruments a plus. Experienced.

Rhythm Guitar: Must be able to play songs off of “Can’t Steal Soul.” Has a knack for creating rhythmic melodies (for future original songs for a follow-up album). Has confidence in ability. Back-up vocals or other instruments a plus.

Bassist: Loves to play the bass guitar to rock songs. Can play bass to songs off of “Can’t Steal Soul” confidently. Has an ability to improvise. Back-up vocals or other instruments a plus.

Keyboardist: Versatile. Can utilize multiple keyboards with different effects. Can improvise. Can play with songs off of “Can’t Steal Soul” confidently. Can play piano. Experienced.

Drummer: Experienced drummer who can tear these songs apart as well as contribute to any future material. Must be experienced and have live show experience.

Also looking for strings!

Interested?

Send Inquiries to: contact[at]perryprojectmusic[dot]com –  Serious inquiries only.

 

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Blog - posted on 8 October, 2014 by

First Reviews Are Out.

The first reviews are starting to come out for my debut album. I was a little worried about the response, I put so much into this project and no one likes rejection.  The majority have been really positive so far and I couldn’t be happier about that unless I want to get really greedy of course and expect all perfect scores. 🙂

I know an artist’s worth is not measured in a review. If I read every review before I bought an album, my personal music collection would not be what it is today. These first reviews however mean a lot to me and are only one step of many as I push forward to accomplish what is next for Perry Project.

One reason the reviews are very important is it helps validate this project beyond what just me or some friends have to say about it. Validation is a very important next step. I want this project to be heard by as many that are willing to listen, I want to start a movement with this project (I know, I dream big).

-Tracy

 

“The CD is very good and I would listen to the next album this band put out. 4/5.” – Laura Turner – Indie Shark

“Brilliantly moves like an ocean across the ears. 7/10.” – Cyrus Rhodes – Indie Music Digest

“Perry has all the creativity and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous. 4.5/5.Heather Noble – Gig Band

“The opening songs make this worth having for sure. 8/10.” – Gary Hill – Indie Artist Alliance

“The whole thing flows well from start to finish. 9/10.” Brian White – Rock N’ Roll View

“The dreamy, soaring sound of Ever Changing is so powerful. 8.5/10.” – Mary Angela Tobin – All Whats Rock

Music Emissions –  Steve Rafferty 8/10

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Blog - posted on 28 May, 2014 by

Stream “Can’t Steal Soul” On Spotify and Rdio! Buy on Amazon and iTunes!

Perry Project’s debut album “Can’t Steal Soul” is now available to stream on Spotify and Rdio! You can now purchase the album on Amazon and iTunes.

Also get Perry Project’s latest album from other retailers below:

Google Play
Direct Store (Physical Copy)
CD Baby (Digital and Physical Copy)
bandcamp

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