Friday, February 16, 2024

Peach releases "Rabbit Hole" as first single in 2024

Compared to his whimsical debut, the first single from Peach on a beach’s upcoming sophomore album All Over the Map hints at exploring more contemporary themes.

“Rabbit Hole” is a detour to the dark side, a reminder about the futility of arguing with online. 

The dark wave song is also an homage to The Cure, one of my biggest influences from the 80’s. Hypnotic synths and heavy percussion accompany ominous lyrics and vocals, reminiscent of alternative artists of the era.

"Rabbit Hole" is also the first single I mixed and mastered in my home studio.

I wanted to create a trippy music video to promote the single -- click link below to watch on YouTube.  

Stay tuned for more new singles in the upcoming months! 

Monday, January 1, 2024

2023 Peach on a beach highlights

2023 was a fab and crazy ride for my music project!

I’d like to thank everyone who helped realize the dream by partnering on a project, streaming a song and/or buying a CD.

Some of the year’s highlights:

💿 Recording a debut album/CD with Paul @ The Music Box Recording Studio in Clare
💿 Creating two fun videos with Shawn @ Greenlight Studios
💿 Making a logo with Amy @ Atelier Amy Paradis and an artist website with Marc @ ghostjunk, thanks in part to marketing funding from Music Nova Scotia
💿 Participating in interviews on Eastlink TV with Tony, Lisa Doucette and TVGuyMichael
💿 Reaching number 1 twice (!!) on the East Coast Top 30 for “Beeping and Bleeping” (Jan. 14) and “Pizza Corner” (May 20). "Pizza Corner landed at no. 26 on the CIOE year-end chart. Thanks again for your votes! 🙏
💿 Creating a holiday song “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” with my wife/number 1 supporter Joelle ❤️
Now for 2024. I took an extra week off in December to work on new material. In fact, some songs have been 2 years in the making. I’ve got at least 10 on the go and can’t wait to share ‘em with you!

Happy New Year and see ya in '24! 🙏💿🙏

Friday, December 1, 2023

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree released on December 1


I decided to make a holiday song thanks to a suggestion from a co-worker in late 2022. Last Christmas break I started creating the song and writing lyrics then continued to work on it throughout the year.

"Charlie Brown Christmas Tree" is a festive tribute to a small artificial tree from my first Christmas away from home. 

Poignant lyrics recall childhood memories as melancholic vocals blend with uplifting synths riffs, bells and piano to create a nostalgic soundscape. 

Some 25 years later, I still hold on to the ragged yet symbolic “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree, now embraced by my wife Joelle who sings soothing backing vocals.

Watch for a music video coming soon!

Hope you enjoy my first holiday tune. Over the Christmas break I'll be tweaking a few demos for new singles coming in 2024. 

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Boogeyman Trail music video release

"Boogeyman Trail” is the 3rd track on the Flashbacks album, a song celebrating the Halloween season that straddles the line between fun and fear in the forest.

I've always wanted to create a spooky song and horror video, thanks to John Carpenter scores, Stephen King novels, The Blair Witch and Stranger Things. 

The lyrics recall an activity we played in the woods during the late 70s/early 80s, which in this song ultimately devolves into fictional mayhem, with a twist at the end.  Best experienced on headphones, alone at night.

The music video for "Boogeyman Trail" is my second as a video producer, compiled using free video clips from Pexels.

Special thanks to Cottonbro Studio (Pexels) for the great clips of the kids.

Synths, vocals and lyrics: Larry Peach

Additional sound effects by Zapsplat

Song recorded and produced by Paul Morris aka The Music Box in Clare.

Next up: Stay tuned for a holiday tune on December 1 and a second album in 2024.

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Ambient streaming releases

This fall I decided to share my earliest instrumental songs made two years back in fall 2021 with my Casio workstation keyboard when I was transitioning from playing synth riffs from the 80s to creating original material. 

The first in my ambient series is called "Illumination", inspired by the beauty of sunrises and features a pan flute synth

The second track called "Nocturnal Tableau" is about appreciating the solitude at night. 

Listen on Spotify

Hope you enjoy these short instrumental interludes that bridge the time between the release of my debut album and the next one, slated for release later in 2024. 

Synths: Larry Peach