This home studio served local talent in every genre, from rap to punk, from metal to folk-blues. "I can remember having bands playing in my house four to five nights per week," Peralez remembers. Teo always took interest in his father's guitars, and received his first acoustic guitar in 1993. By 2000, Peralez began writing original music, though he never received formal guitar instruction. The early years were characterized by power-chord based "punk". By the end of 2003, Peralez had compiled enough songs to constitute his first cd release, "Road of Isolation". In 24 tracks relating everything from relationship dramas to teenage introspections, Peralez found the roots of his distinctive sound. Peralez began performing at various locales, from coffee houses to pizzerias to refine his sound.
In the summer of 2006, he recorded the "Leaving Longmont EP", a collection of newer material that suggested a transition in his sound from punk to alt-folk. Returning to the studio again in summer of 2007, after his first year of college and struggling on the brink of poverty, Peralez recorded "The Smell of Burning Leaves...", a deeply philosophical compilation of music dealing with the more mature topics of depression, poverty, politics, and social norms. Peralez's newest endeavor in February of 2008, is an expansion on "The Smell of Burning Leaves...", adding new styles to his repertoire, such as alt-country, Americana, and hints of classic rock. Biography courtesy of TeoPeralez.com. Copyright 2007-2008 Teo Peralez 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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