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Joe Pernice

659 Interview with Joe Pernice


Sub Pop
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Michael Deming

Joe Pernice talks 90s alt country with the Scud Mountain Boys, reissuing the Pernice Brothers 1998 debut Overcome by Happiness, and more

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Following the breakup of the mid-90s alt-country band Scud Mountain Boys, lead singer/songwriter Joe Pernice teamed up with his brother to write and record the debut Pernice Brothers album,  Overcome by Happiness, for SubPop Records in 1998. While it was the only Pernice Brothers album released by the legendary Seattle label, Joe’s continued to release music under that moniker through a label, Ashmont Records, that he started with his long-time business partner, Joyce Linehan. Superfan, and New West Records Vice President of Publicity, Brady Brock is responsible for the 25th anniversary, first-time-on-vinyl, reissue of Overcome by Happiness which is available in a deluxe version that includes a comprehensive 52-page hardback book documenting the history of the band, recollections of the recording of the album, lyrics, and a track-by-track walkthrough.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Overcome By Happiness by Pernice Brothers
  • 11:03 - In A Ditch by the Scud Mountain Boys
  • Outro - Bum Leg by Joe Pernice

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