"...I'm collapsed on a bed listening to atonal drones and something wicked empty playing out in violins. You've got a rumble like a saw, cuts right through. I feel winter in you."
- Laurie Gugliemino
Joe Perreze, who spearheads the band's namesake, is a lifelong resident of Anaconda, Montana -an early 1900's boomtown better known for its copper. 24 year-old Perreze has an easy head start and rare insight into weird, old America and the underbelly of murk and dearth it has become.
Perreze's own history traces back through a few local punk and alternative country bands, a showbill and CD cover graphic designer, as well as a professional tattoo artist. In 2007 he began sitting in as a backup multi-instrumentalist for artists including J.B. Beverly, Graham Lindsey, Slackeye Slim, Sean Reefer and Rachel Brooke.
Songs For The Birds is The Perreze Farm's debut offering, a six song EP released May 26, 2009. For it, Perreze gathered the backup of musicians Graham Lindsey and Joe Frankland of Slackeye Slim. Tinged with everything from clawhammer banjo, fiddle and Telecaster to three part harmonies, foot stomps and lead pipes, the songs were spaded out over a few weekends and recorded by Perreze himself in an old mansion in his hometown of Anaconda.
The Perreze Farm is currently writing/recording their first full-length album through December of 09, slated to be released spring of 2010. The new album features all of the friends of the Farm and elaborates on the dark nuances of songs like "Great White" and "Care Away," while intensifying the floor-stomping, howl-alongs of "Funeral Home" and "Mind The Corn."
Additionally, J.Perreze is the guitarist for Slackeye Slim and Them Dead Oreslingers and drummer for Graham Lindsey.