Colorado-based alt-rock artist Pete Lynch will be releasing his new sophomore album Kill the Monster on May 19th. Today, you can watch the music video for the first single “Till The Rivers Run Dry”. All the footage was shot by Pete himself while on a road trip, using a GoPro, GH2, and an HTC phone.
“Since I wrote ‘Till the Rivers Run Dry’ during a 5000-mile road trip across America, it was logical to use some of the 200 hours of film I made on the journey for the music video,” says Lynch. “My intention was to visually translate the atmosphere of the song into a road movie, that would fit the melody, and communicate what the text means to me. The stars of the video are the empty road and the countryside, the vastness of the landscape, the fantastic colors and the invigorating beauty. I hope the video will inspire people like my road trip inspired me.“
The track and album were mixed by Tim Palmer (known for his work with Pearl Jam, Blue October, Ozzy and many more), who says “in a just world, ‘Till The Rivers Run Dry’ will be a smash.” Kill The Monster is a follow-up to Pete’s debut album Face Me! and explores different creative avenues, experimenting with different keys and tempos and using a variety of electronic elements. “I had a very clear vision of how I wanted the record to sound. I had played some of the songs live, so I had a better understanding of the way people react to the new songs,” says Lynch. “Till The Rivers Run Dry” is available on Spotify and iTunes
Kill The Monster will be out on all digital retailers May 19th. Pre-order now on iTunes.
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Pete Lynch’s sophomore album Kill the Monster, mixed by Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam, Blue October), is a substantial step in his musical journey. “I had a very clear vision of how I wanted the record to sound. I had played some of the songs live, so I had a better understanding of the way people react to the new songs,” says Lynch. Taking a different approach musically and lyrically than on his debut album FACE ME!, Lynch explored different creative avenues, experimenting with keys and tempos, and using a variety of electronic elements to create a larger and fuller sound with an intriguing vibrant sonic atmosphere. “I wanted each song to stand on its own but also to melt together as one, creating a harmonic and cohesive album,” Pete says. He recorded 17 songs with his usual collaborators, drummer Sascha Bem and guitarist Markus Gartner and invited Simon Hinkler (from the UK outfit The Mission) to contribute guitar on the track “4010,” Pete’s first mini-opera. Kill The Monster was widdled down to 11 stellar songs, intelligently written, precisely executed and crafted, and armed to the teeth with bitter-sweet, catchy melodies and Pete’s very personal, emotional and intimate lyrics. Stories drawn from true life experiences and his views of the world, reflecting where he’s from and who he is.
Born in Silver Spring, Maryland and raised in a highly musical family, Pete discovered his love for music at a tender age. At six, he purchased his first album, The Who – Live at Leeds. A few weeks later, he picked up his father’s guitar and began learning his first chords from his dad, a Czech dissident. Shortly after, Pete’s parents decided to move to Europe. The rest of his childhood and youth were shaped by living in a foreign country, experiencing his mother and father getting divorced, getting in trouble with the law and, being torn between two continents. Experiences that had a profound impact on him. He was eleven when he moved on to playing the bass guitar, formed his first band and played his first concerts. At 14, Lynch decided to move back to Virginia and just two years later packed his bags again for a move back to Europe. He played in various bands, putting all his energy and time into writing songs, training his voice and vocal skills, and touring the continent playing in subways, in clubs and at festivals. He also supported bands such as the Go-Betweens, the Godfathers, Concrete Blonde, and toured Europe with Nina Hagen. Currently Pete has his home base in Denver and in Vienna.