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About Joe Pernice

Joe Pernice began his recording career in the mid-90’s with the Scud Mountain Boys, in Northampton, Massachusetts. They released two records before signing to Seattle’s Sub Pop in 1996 and releasing Mas­sachusetts, along with The Early Year, a compilation of the two pre-Sub Pop recordings. In 1997, he disbanded the Scuds to form Pernice Broth­ers, whose debut Overcome By Happiness was released by Sub Pop, as was Chappaquiddick Skyline, more of a Joe Pernice side project in 2000. Big Tobacco, a Joe Pernice solo record was released in Europe in 2000 (and later in the US). Later that year, Joe left Sub Pop and he and his longtime manager Joyce Linehan established Ashmont Records, based in Boston, where they have released several Pernice Brothers records: The World Won’t End (2001) , Yours, Mine and Ours (2003), Nobody’s Watch­ing/Nobody’s Listening live album and DVD (2004) Discover a Lovelier You (2005), Live a Little (2006) and It Feels So Good When I Stop (Novel Soundtrack). His first novel, It Feels So Good When I Stop (Riverhead Books) was published in 2009. Joe has also published a volume of poetry called Two Blind Pigeons (Ashmont Books) and a novella for Continuum Books’ 33 1/3 series, Meat is Murder. His music has appeared in the movies Fever Pitch and Slaughterhouse Rules, the television shows Six Feet Under and The Gilmore Girls, and in television ads for Sherwin-Williams, Sears and Southern Comfort. A Massachusetts native, he now lives in Toronto. A new album of Pernice originals is planned for early 2010.

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Joe Pernice (photo: Chris Barany)

Joe Pernice (photo: Chris Barany)

Photo by Chris Barany

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