TRACK PREMIERE: PEEL’D “EASE THE HELM”
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The multitalented producer/musician Lewis Pesacov (of Fool’s Gold, Foreign Born and lots of great studio work) started incubating new music somewhere in between becoming a father and climbing a mountain, and the result is his new Peel’d—a project born of discovering that deeper love and those higher heights. “Ease The Helm” has its roots in that sweet spot in the 70s back when the Troubadour was for folk singers (before the Bags came in and tore it up!) and Asylum Records was making a new kind of cosmic-country slash health-food-and-hot-tubs sound for California. There’s as much Dylan in here as Pesacov’s press release promises, but there’s also some of the spirit of late-70s releases by CSN, Warren Zevon (in that happy piano hammering) and of course cosmic-country godfather Michael Nesmith. This is laid-back feel-pretty-good music with a cheerfully loose kind of character—and of course it is because the song itself is about letting the waves move you, instead of you trying to move against the waves. It’s part of a June EP called The Cahuenga Pass, named for the road that survived Carmageddon. Get the song and take the ride here.