Breathe in, breathe out, and let the enlightening pop-rock mantras from Wicked Peace be your guide.
These Lexington, KY oddballs pair transcendental instrumentals with hook-heavy, soul-bearing lyricism for a singular sound that doesn’t just flow, it levitates right off the stage. Zig-zagging between power pop and Americana, detouring anywhere a song takes them along the way, Wicked Peace blends its members’ disparate influences and southern background into a soulful sonic smoothie designed to help you find your zen.
In 2013, frontman Tanner Blevins and guitarist Patrick Brumback shared a Morehead State dorm room hallway and musical dreams. With Tanner’s older sister/songwriter Amanda on board, the band quickly self-released the self-effacingly titled Growing Pain.
The band then traveled down to Music City to cut The Edge recorded at Blackbird Studio. After a series of back-to-back singles recorded with Lexington’s Duane Lundy at Shangri-La Studio—"All of Me", "Halfway," "New Addiction," and "Tubesox"—the band took a step back to focus on their live show.
With the addition of a powerhouse rhythm section in Matt Holleran (drums) and Jared “Hippie” Davis (bass), Wicked Peace has entered their most productive period to date, with new songs, videos, and shows coming at a nonstop clip—including 3 EPs (Portland, Evening, High Road) and their latest singles (Take Off My) T-Shirt and Ur Welcome—culminating in their debut record, 2019's Rock N Roll Racecar.