The Persian Leaps, began as a phrase singer/guitarist Drew Forsberg doodled in a notebook margin during a college Greek Archaeology course. He wrote music independently under that name for years, until finally assembling a full band in 2012 to perform and record driving, chiming music influenced by My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths, Guided by Voices and Teenage Fanclub.
The Persian Leaps adhere to a disciplined schedule of concise releases. Each fall brings an EP of five songs totaling fifteen minutes or less. In 2013, the Persian Leaps released debut EP Praise Elephants. In 2015, the band released High & Vibrate.
The band recently completed their 4th EP, Your City, Underwater. The EP features songs about terminal illness, social anxiety, and impending climate doom—leavened with enough hooks, harmony, and distortion to leave you wanting more. Land Ski Records releases the EP on September 16, 2016.
Adam Brunner – Bass, vocals
Drew Forsberg – Vocals, guitar
Michael McCloskey – Drums, vocals