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These People, the solo project of producer and songwriter TJ Penzone (Men, Women & Children) began after his former band parted ways. These People has a constant rotation of musicians, with the songs primarily written, recorded, mixed, and produced by Penzone, with additional instrumentation, production, and artwork by his brother Rick.

The latest offering via Parallel Division Records, the atmospheric art rock single “Levels”, defies genres – a little bit psychedelic, a little acid jazz, a little 90s Britpop in the vein of Super Furry Animals and Blur. These People’s sound explores common themes of primal rhythms, angular guitars, synthesized overtones, and ethereal vocals.

I made the structure for Levels while I was trying to learn George Harrison’s “I’d Have You Anytime,” muses TJ Penzone.  “I just kept playing the first two chords over and over, changing rhythms, and adding more chords until it just evolved into its own thing.  This one was incredibly fun/tedious to record and mix.”

Additional guitar, and soundscapes were provided by James Usher (Edison Glass, Heavy Duty Super Ego). The self-directed video clip shows a psychedelic performance,

Watch the video for “Levels” below:

These People’s newest 7inch, and Single “Levels” is now available everywhere through Green Witch Recordings / Parallel Division. The song features Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools) on backing vocals.

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