Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sharing the love: a shameless promotion

I cannot contain myself any longer. My dear friend Joseph "Panhead" Peck has a debut CD that will soon be released.

Here is the cover of the CD that will hit the stores on April 6.

Joseph sent me this message last week:

My band Babylon Saints has produced their debut self-titled album which is being officially released on Citation Records April 6, 2010. However, our friends & family don't have to wait till April 6, you can receive your discounted copy now. We are shipping physical copies of the CD immediately to friends & family at a discounted rate of $10 per CD plus Shipping. Everyone who buys a box of 10 or more CDs will receive FREE shipping! The album makes a great gift so if you have a birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion coming up why not give the gift of a Babylon Saints CD?. This album, in my opinion, is by far the best work of mine yet and I'm pretty amazed at the quality of the entire packaging from the tones we got in the studio, the individual musician's performances, the mixes, mastering, and the look & feel of the physical package. I'm sincerely asking that you'll consider picking up a copy or two or ten and share this music with your loved ones. You can hear a few of our songs online at the following web site:

If you would like to download the album from iTunes rather than purchase a physical copy, please do so on or after April 6.

CD(s) + Shipping Cost

1-2 CDs add $2 for shipping
3-9 CDs add $3 for shipping
10 CDs - FREE Shipping

Please Mail all Checks to:

Please make checks payable to Babylon Saints or Citation Records.

If you would like to pay with a credit card online please let me know and I can send you a PayPal Invoice via Email.

Also, please be sure to include the address you would like your order shipped to.

Additional questions? Email me at or call me at 213.840.6892

From the bottom of my heart, thank you very very much for the continued support. I truly appreciate all the love and praise you've given me over the years, this is just the beginning.

With much love & respect,


BABYLON SAINTS - Authentic, Passionate, Soulful

Joseph “Panhead” Peck
Steel Pannist / Percussion
Babylon Saints
7095 Hollywood Blvd., #1318
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Mobile: 213.840.6892

I hope the above links are clickable. I wasn't sure I got them right and had no way to check until it posts.

The band is comprised of these members.

Here's one review of the band by Citation Records:
The name Babylon Saints is both a contradiction in terms as well as an excellent way to disarm the potential listener of their expectations. So to simply say that the four members of Los Angeles-based group play reggae rock, albeit extremely catchy reggae rock, would be rather deceiving. Singer Matt Gerovac, drummer Brandon Petersen, bassist Tyler Drake, and steel drummer Joseph “Panhead” Peck can offer a better set of groovy descriptions for their sound: Authentic. Soulful. Funk. Honest. Caribbean. American. African. Brazilian. Spicy. Danceable. And, as Peterson puts it, “it’s like if Steel Pulse, the guys from Weather Report, and Men At Work were riding a bike down Sunset Boulevard.”

Just like this colorful imagery, the Babylon Saints members themselves are an assortment of backgrounds and musical perspective. Their collective passion for reggae music was formulated within the schools, streets, and music venues of Anaheim and Whittier, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, the Virgin Islands, Cleveland, OH, Boca Raton, FL, Wichita, KS, Trinidad, WI, and local Los Angeles. Whether it was a Blues Brothers movie (Petersen), a set of pots and pans (Panhead), a vacuum created after quitting baseball (Gerovac), or growing up in a musical environment (Drake) that got them to where they are now, what all four Saints have in common is their dedication to getting their sound heard.

Babylon Saints, formerly known as MG3, practically live on the road, and have swept California with what Gerovac calls the group’s “gushing warm groove.” Their performances draw on the freedom to not only showcase each instrument, but to feed off and accentuate each member’s sounds and rhythms. Babylon Saints are building a robust live performance schedule with plans for expanded U.S. and international tour stops in support of the upcoming record. Their self-titled debut album on Citation Records, due in early 2010, will include songs that, Panhead would like you to know, might possibly ravish your face off. In a good way.

The good news is, if you want to buy their CD before April 6, I have received permission from Joseph to allow me to extend the above offer to you, my loyal blog readers. I understand the CD cost will be more on or after April 6.

On a personal note, tomorrow I begin Earth Month, where I will feature a daily post that incorporates something recycled, upcycled, found, or green, culminating on Earth Day, which turns 40 this year. I also hope to find interesting blogs to showcase that follow this same principle every day.

It is only fitting that today belongs to my dear friend Joseph "Panhead" Peck. The link will take you to his web site, Panhead Music, which is in the process of being redesigned. Thanks to all my loyal readers for allowing me to shamelessly promote this CD. I certainly wish him success. And yes, that's him at the very bottom, playing with Cyndi Lauper and Scott Weiland of Stone Cold Pilots.

6 thoughtful remarks:

Healing Woman said...

This sounds like my kind of music. I am thinking of downloading it on April 6th as stated above. I like soulful sounds, reggea, gypsy sounds. Thanks for posting and I look forward to Earth Month postings starting tomorrow.


~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I think it's lovely that you are sharing your excitement for your friend's new release!
I'm off to check out the links!
Happy Wednesday!

Marilyn Rock said...

Wonderful that you are sharing the good news for your friend's CD release! Love your idea of the Earth Month posts; look forward to them. xxoo

Marlynn said...

Fantastic Elizabeth! How wonderful for you to share the talents of others with us. I'm headed off to check the links, M

Halle said...

Awesome! I love the sound of steel drums. Not your typical kind of music in MN. Makes me want to feel sand in my toes and the sun kissing my skin. Gotta get that vacation booked! :)

Lori Saul said...

What a lovely promotion for this band and their music sounds like something I would like- I will definately check them out! Thanks for sharing this info Elizabeth!