Eric first encountered Billy while the latter man was busking at a Brooklyn subway stop. Eric was impressed by what he heard. The last member of this merry band, drummer Tomislav Zovich, joined up in 2003. Tom's from New Jersey via Croatia and received his musical education playing weddings with his dad. Currently, all four members of Pela live in the not-so-fashionable waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook -- the setting of Hubert Selby Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn, and home to many artists, dock workers, cranes, and shipping containers.
They make desperate songs about addiction, isolation, hope, murder, sex, and Mexico. In spite of the dark subject matter they're quite catchy and have led one writer to opine that "Pela's music recalls what might happen if Modest Mouse hitched a ride on U2's wide-horizon rock'n'roll tour bus." During their short history, Pela have played NY venues like the Mercury Lounge, North 6, and Southpaw with such esteemed acts as Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, The National, Rainer Maria, Earlimart, and On!Air!Library! Pela are signed to the Great Society label and released their first full length album, Anytown Graffiti, on April 24, 2007. The members of Pela announced the band's break up in September 2009. Material for Pela's second full length album was used by Mccarthy in We Are Augustines after the band's break up Pela is: Nate Martinez-Guitar Billy McCarthy-Guitar, Vox Eric Sanderson-Bass Tomislav Zovich-Drums Official Website: http://pelamusic.com/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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