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Little Man's Chris Perricelli, with band mates Sean Gilchrist (drums) and Brian Herb (bass), first heard together on the giant space rock vibe of the Orbital Amusement EP, now will be together again on the long awaited full length album called "Original Face". This modern/classic album (think Harrison meets Bowie meets Jack White) will magically delight with a good mix of hefty electric and acoustic style rock in the spirit of Self-Realization and wonder with ripping guitar work that Perricelli has been so known for.
“Orbital Amusement,” slings into the stratosphere from Chris Perricelli’s musical launching pad. Sonic delights abound with burly beats, lush harmonies and fuzzy, pitch-bending guitars inspired by ZVEX effects-- all expertly captured and honed by longtime Little Man producer Ed Tinley. Outer-space meets inner-space with themes of self-discovery and man’s desire instinct vs. destiny. Ray gun and sputnik sounds merge with fierce riffs and hooks for a more robust modern feel than earlier releases.
Although reminiscent of familiar favorites (Led Zeppelin I, Flash Gordon-era Queen), this EP’s contemporary qualities, comparable to today's The Black Keys, Raconteurs, or Queens of the Stone Age, ultimately prevail. Brian Herb’s power bass fused with the poised bashings of Sean Gilchrist’s drumming provide a proper foundation for Little Man‘s 6th release.
"Orbital Amusement is full of fun fuzzy textures and modulated goodness. Chris Perricelli's live use of the Fuzz Probe is the best and most creative I've seen yet.” -Zach Vex.
With "Of Mind and Matter" (Eclectone Records) Little Man has combined the big hooks of classic Brit-Pop with something uniquely fresh. Recorded in an old hunting lodge in Chicago with producer Ed Tinley (Liz Phair, Ike Reilly), "Of Mind and Matter" takes the listener into a world of wonder. Traces of T.Rex, the Kinks and David Bowie can be found in songs like "Don't Pray to Fantasy," "Talisman" and “Get It To Ground” and "Not Quite so High."
In 2007, Little Man's third album "Soulful Automatic" generated a great buzz in the Twin Cities. The City Pages declared Little Man The Best Rock Band of 2007 along with a cover story and The Minnesota Music Academy nominated Little Man's Chris Perricelli with Guitarist of the Year.
Other releases include "Big Rock," "Core of Discovery " and "About a Painting."