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World Won't End
     

The World Won't End

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by The Pernice Brothers
 

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So maybe Joe Pernice isn't crazy. He spent his time between the release of the Pernice Brothers' Overcome By Happiness and The World Won't End by issuing Chappaquiddick Skyline and Big Tobacco under separate aliases, claiming that the material on those weren't from his top drawer and that the good stuff was

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So maybe Joe Pernice isn't crazy. He spent his time between the release of the Pernice Brothers' Overcome By Happiness and The World Won't End by issuing Chappaquiddick Skyline and Big Tobacco under separate aliases, claiming that the material on those weren't from his top drawer and that the good stuff was being saved for the second Pernice Brothers record. Most listeners just rolled their eyes, figuring it to be yet another case of a musician's eccentricities and inability to recognize their own talents. After all, those "interim" releases did more than merely maintain fan attention; they might not have been as polished or perfected as Overcome By Happiness, but they were chipped from the same precious ore. So here's the payoff, proving that he was being accurate after all, if a twinge modest. With much of the support from Overcome staying on board with a couple of relative newcomers (this lineup has been in place over two years), The World Won't End is every bit on par with its predecessor, if not an improved effort thanks to the increased importance of those Pernice surrounds himself with. This is a record made by a band, not a singer/songwriter aided by seasoned session hands. The sound is as lush, melodic, and clean as ever (not sterile), with sweet arrangements standing at the polar opposite of lyrics dealing with sinking relationships and pesky emotional ghosts. This is all-purpose pop; you can hum merrily along to the melodies or sink yourself in the lyrics and wonder where everything went wrong. Or both. Regardless of where you're at, you won't lose sight of Pernice's voice, one that most vocalists would cross the river Styx to possess. Most indicative song title: "Endless Supply." That seems to be the case.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2001
Label:
Ashmont Records
UPC:
0634457137820
catalogNumber:
4
Rank:
121717

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Performance Credits

Pernice Brothers   Primary Artist
Lorenza Ponce   Violin
Jeremy Smith   Percussion Ensemble
Jane Scarpantoni   Cello
Thom Monahan   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Bob Pernice   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Pernice   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Antoine Silverman   Violin
Mike Daly   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Mandocello,Guitar (Baritone)
Laura Stein   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Jeff Underhill   Guitar
Peyton Pinkerton   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Mike Belitsky   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Joe Harvard   Engineer
Thom Monahan   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Joe Pernice   Producer
David Trenholm   String Arrangements

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The World Won't End 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite pastimes is just being on bn.com looking for my next favorite band which I found in the Pernice Brothers. Their soft guitar and thoughtful lyrics and been playing in my CD player nonstop. I can never get tired of their albums. Especially the song "Cronulla Breakdown." It's so beautiful and understated. I find myself with their songs in my head for hours, just bopping along to the rhythm. Its truly great music.