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Pearl Charles shares new video

Thomas Bellflower July 30, 2015
WATCH: “You Can Change” –
PURCHASE: Pearl Charles EP –
To coincide with this week’s release of her self-titled debut EP for Burger Records, Los Angeles’ Pearl Charles is back to share the video for its lead single “You Can Change.” The video finds Pearl, the Fader-described “s moky-voiced sweetheart,” front and center. The Angelo Izzo-directed clip is suitably psychedelic for the song’s Laurel Canyon-indebted sound.
Speaking about the video, Pearl said that it is, “almost like a moving photograph, layering slowly changing images of myself over faster changing images of nature. These layers are reflective of the constant change all around us, but also the lack of mobility that is felt in the lyrics. Angela Izzo shot everything in-camera to capture a realistic portrait of myself in a surrealistic psychedelic scene.”
Watch the video above now and see below for all upcoming Pearl Charles tour dates.
About Pearl Charles:
At the young age of 23, Pearl Charles already has deep roots in the Los Angeles music community. An LA Native, Pearl embodied California rock and roll cool even before she took her natural position as a figure in the local music scene (and beyond). Pearl started logging miles on the road with her first band, old­timey Americana duo The Driftwood Singers, at age 18, followed by a lengthy stint drumming and singing in garage­-pop band The Blank Tapes. The Blank Tapes toured extensively and earned accolades from Rolling Stone and The New Yorker for their sunny lo-­fi surf rock. Along the way, Pearl collaborated with artists such as Jonathan Wilson, Stephen McBean (Black Mountain), Farmer Dave Scher (Beachwood Sparks) and Johnathan Rice, as well as toured extensively internationally, supporting diverse artists such as Father John Misty, Matt Costa, Thee Oh Sees, Kim Deal, The Growlers, Allah Las and Mystic Braves. Despite all of this, she managed to find time to earn a BFA in Music from CalArts.
Embarking on a solo career in 2015, Pearl is set to solidify her own name and place by releasing a 6 song debut EP on Burger Records this summer. Pearl recorded her self-titled EP track by track with a select group of producers and a little help from her friends, many of whom are notable LA musicians in their own right, including Joel Jerome (La Sera, Cherry Glazerr) and Taylor Locke (Rooney). Though she draws inspiration from the legendary scenes of the 60’s and 70’s, from Laurel Canyon to The Factory, from Haight- Ashbury to Muscle Shoals, she also counts contemporary artists such as Tame Impala, Mac DeMarco, Sharon Van Etten and Jenny Lewis as influences. Pearl Charles writes and sings songs with a distinctly unique voice, creating a sound that is both timeless yet undeniably here, now.
Tour Dates
8.15 Murphy, CA- ‘Family Folk Explosion’: Murphy Hotel
8.16 Echo Park, CA- “Echo Park Rising” (Hanni El Katib, Deap Vally, Dengue Fever, etc)
8.22 Ventura, CA- ‘Ayatana Festival’: Holden Family Ranch
8.29 Los Angeles, CA- Teragram Ballroom (w/Nick Waterhouse)
8.30 Los Angeles, CA- Ace Hotel (Acoustic)
9.5 Santa Ana, CA- ‘Burger A Go Go’ Festival: The Observatory (w/Cat Power, Julie Ruin, etc)
9.12 Redlands, CA- Hangar 24 Brewery
9.26 Joshua Tree, CA- ‘Desert Stars Festival’: Pappy & Harriet’s (w/Swerverdriver, Lemonheads, Lou Barlow, etc)
9.30 Los Angeles, CA- Bootleg Theatre (w/Johnathan Rice, Sam Outlaw)
Pearl Charles
Pearl Charles EP
(Burger Records)
July 28, 2015
1. Night & Day
2. You Can Change
3. Indian Burnout
4. I Ran So Far
5. What Can I Do
6. Idea To Her

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