Pearson is a collection of dusty items from a long ago childhood found in your country-mouse grandmother’s attic on a scorching July Saturday, right before a lazy afternoon bike ride to the slough wipes the thrill of their discovery from your memory. Separated, they look from here like a sleepless carebear, a one-speed flying down hill that leads out of this town, the last drink before your friend kisses your forehead and helps you home, and a set of perfectly rosy February cheeks post snow-fort construction. Their passports, of course, say nothing of the sort, instead listing them as: Will Robbins, Fraser Baalim, Sonia Dicken, and Jeff Pederson.
If you asked them what they sound like, much blushing and stuttering would ensue, and doubtless you’d walk off confused long before they gave you anything resembling accurate distillation. In lieu of that socially awkward mess, you could believe Silas Polkinghorne;
“Pearson has carved out a local niche as a slow-core band – playing intimate, slow and sparse folk music in the vein of indie artists like Sufjan Stevens, Low, and Julie Doiron”
–The Star Phoenix.
Alternately, you could listen and decide for yourself.
Pearson has been lucky enough to play with several bands that they think are swell, including: Julie Doiron, The Robot Ate Me, The Awkward Stage, Shotgun & Jaybird, The Pink Mountaintops, Greg Macpherson, Shuyler Jansen, The Cape May, Great Lake Swimmers, The Hylozoists, and many others. They are proud members of the teargas recording tree family.
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