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Pepper To Release New Self-Titled Album September 3rd


Coming September 3rd!
Coming September 3rd!

Pepper will release their long-awaited, self-titled album on September 3rd via Law/Island Records. Pepper is the band’s sixth studio album and first since 2008’s Pink Crustaceans and Good Vibrations.

Formed in 1997 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, vocalist/bassist Bret Bollinger, vocalist/guitarist Kaleo Wassman and drummer Yesod Williams, released five albums before pressing pause and taking a break. However, after releasing the 2010 EP Stitches, the band was ready to get back in the studio and start recording. “It’s the hardest thing we’ve ever done as a band to make this record,” says Kaleo, “It speaks loudly and widely to a broader audience while maintaining everything good about the band.” Pepper has opened a new chapter in their storied career with this self-titled album and is excited to finally share it. Yesod sums it up by saying, “I think it’s an album that can appeal to everyone, as well. We’ve been pigeonholed in the past so this is an opportunity to transcend all that and spread our wings even wider.”

Pepper can be pre-ordered on iTunes and through the band’s official website.

The album is headlined by the single “F**k Around (All Night).” The music video for “F**k Around (All Night)” can be found on the band’s Vevo page.

The band just released a second single off the album, “Hunny Girl”, which premiered on The track is available for instant download with iTunes pre-order of the album.

In support of the album, Pepper will also be kicking off a national tour in Tucson, AZ on September 3rd, supported by RDGLDGRN and Grieves. The tour will conclude in San Diego on October 18th. Full tour dates and venues are listed below.

Pepper Tour Dates

8/17 – Rochester, NY @ Bonzai 2013
8/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ X96’s Big Ass Show at Gallivan Center
8/31 – Long Beach, CA @ Shoreline Jam at Queen Mary Park


9/3 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
9/5 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
9/6 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
9/7 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
9/8 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues New Orleans

with Grieves & RDGLDGRN

9/10 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
9/11 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
9/12 – Orlando , FL @ House of Blues Orlando
9/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Theatre
9/14 – North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues Myrtle Beach
9/17 – Norfolk , VA @ The Norva
9/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
9/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National
9/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
9/21 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
9/24 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
9/25 – South Burlington, VT @Higher Ground
9/26 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
9/27 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
9/28 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theatre
9/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar
10/1 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland
10/3 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
10/4 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago


10/5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
10/8 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/10 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Concert House
10/11 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
10/12 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
10/17 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
10/18 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego


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