Connecticut trio Perennial are delighted to announce their return this year with forthcoming new album Art History set for release on 7th June 2024 via Ernest Jenning Record Co. (US) and Safe Suburban Home (UK).

When Perennial went into the studio to begin work on Art History, their upcoming third LP, one phrase remained at the forefront of their creative minds: “pop art.” Everything should be bold and electric, instantly memorable and insistently chic. They were after something sharp and stylish.

Art History finds the New England three-piece—electric organist Chelsey Hahn, guitarist Chad Jewett, and drummer Ceej Dioguardi—mastering their modernist punk as a collage of 60s mod grooves, post-hardcore angles, Stax soul, and experimental electronic music.

Co-produced by the band and engineer Chris Teti (The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die), Art History is the follow-up to the band’s 2022 breakthrough, In The Midnight Hour, and feels like a celebration of all the ways the band has pushed themselves so far.

Last month Perennial dropped the album’s title track on a surprise flexi EP called Lemon On Plastic––it was both the band’s first release for Ernest Jennings Record Co. and an early taste of this groundbreaking masterpiece to come.

Out today, new single ‘Action Painting’ roars in with its chic rhythm and noise stomp and a call-to-action chorus that’ll even get the wallflowers grooving.

There are two versions of Perennial: the adventurous art-punk modernists, layering British Invasion pop, 60s soul, 90s Dischord post-hardcore, electronic music, and free-jazz, and the live three-piece whose bombastic 20 minute sets have become a “must-see” in the New England music scene.

What started in 2015 as an all-encompassing art project has since grown into an honest-to-goodness word-of-mouth phenomenon, with over 300 shows played in the last six years (including shows with Guerilla Toss, Bully, Calvin Johnson, Jon Spencer, Sheer Mag, Teenage Halloween, and Downtown Boys) and multiple pressings of both of their full-length records. Perennial formed the band they always wanted to hear, and when they play, they’re the band they always wanted to see.

Perennial’s breakthrough 2022 LP, In The Midnight Hour, was their first time working with producer Chris Teti (The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die), a collaboration that garnered rave reviews from BrooklynVegan, Under The Radar, Post-Trash, Pop Matters, NPR Music and more, and marked a new creative benchmark. Feeling inspired, the band once again worked with Teti on 2023’s 7″ EP The Leaves Of Autumn Symmetry, which earned more high praise from Stereogum, Paste, Consequence, Alternative Press, and Bandcamp Daily.

New album Art History is released 7th June 2024


4/19 – Cambridge MA, Lizard Lounge with The Collect Pond, Battlemode
4/20 – Amherst MA, Marsh House with Cinema Stare, Minus Points, Radical Joy
4/24 – Holyoke MA, Toritown with Friendly Spectres, Bobbie, Sleep Destroyer
5/3 – Brooklyn NY, The Unruly Collective with Late Slip, Audrey Heartburn
5/4 – Wilmington DE, Arden Concert Gild, with Death By Indie, Mavis the Dog
5/19 – Queens NY, Bar Freda with Dollar Signs & Good Looking Friends
6/7 – Vernon CT, Arts Center East with Minus Points, DJ Steady Habits (Art History Release Show)
6/8 – Brooklyn NY, Purgatory with Labrador, better living (Art History Release Show)
6/16 – San Francisco CA, The Knockout with FeeFawFum, Vivian Panache, Curling
6/17 – Chico CA, Naked Lounge with Viking Skate Country and TBA
6/18 – Portland OR, Zero Wave with Collate, Chatterbox
6/19 – Olympia WA, Second Home Gigs Show with TBA
6/20 – Seattle WA, The Vera Project with Black Nite Crash, The Dust Mice

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