Pearls and Brass

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Pearls and Brass
Origin Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Genres Stoner rock, blues rock, hard rock, heavy metal
Years active 2001–present
Labels Drag City

Pearls and Brass are a stoner rock band from Nazareth, Pennsylvania.


The band members began playing together in 1996, but did not officially form the band until 2001. Their first recording came out in 2003, when Doppelganger Records released their self-titled debut LP. The band's style was heavily influenced by 70's classic rock, similar to bands such as Wolfmother. After the band was invited by Slint to open for them at England's All Tomorrow's Parties festival, the band drew attention from Drag City Records.[1] Their 2006 release on Drag City, The Indian Tower, resulted in significant media attention in the United States.[2][3][4][5][6]

The band went on hiatus in October 2008, as Randy Huth went on to play bass for Pissed Jeans. The group got back together in the spring of 2010 and played their first show back in their hometown of Nazareth, on December 18, 2010.


  • Joel Winter-bass, vocals
  • Randy Huth-guitar, vocals
  • Josh Martin, drums



  1. ^ Doug Wallen, C'mon Feel the Noize. Philadelphia Weekly, Jan. 25, 2006. Accessed July 11, 2007.
  2. ^ Ben Ratliff, Doom Without the Gloom, but With Tricky Rhythms. New York Times, March 14, 2006. Accessed July 10, 2007.
  3. ^ Brian Howe, Review of The Indian Tower. Pitchfork Media, January 26, 2006. Accessed July 10, 2007.
  4. ^ John Kealy, Review of The Indian Tower., March 17, 2006. Accessed July 10, 2007.
  5. ^ Michael Crumsho, Review of The Indian Tower. Dusted Magazine, January 22, 2006. Accessed July 10, 2007.
  6. ^ Jimmy Leslie, Pearls and Brass. Guitar Player Magazine, February 2006. Accessed July 10, 2007.