The Reason For My Love EP – the latest release from my group P.E. – was featured on Pitchfork’s “27 Great Records You May Have Missed: Autumn 2021” list! You can read the lovely review in full below, and head over to Bandcamp to pick up the EP. The Reason For My Love EP is out now on Wharf Cat Records.
Brooklyn-based P.E. don’t merely play the notes on The Reason for My Love as much as they barrel right through them. The quintet refines their post-punk impulses on their 2020 debut Person and transforms them into a body-moving EP. The jittery electronics are still there, but the drum cuts feel sharper and lighter, bringing a sense of structure to what could easily be shapeless. Vocalist Veronica Torres abandons spoken-word and leans fully into singing about poetry, beauty, and the contours of the body. Her lovely vocal stretches fill up the space once occupied by industrial bass drops. Sensuality suits them well. –Kelly Liu