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Under The Waves

by Pete Droge

Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard had this to say about Under The Waves: “...timeless and at the same time fresh. In both production and arrangement this work feels more universal and urgent. You can sense an awakening to deeper levels of expression..."
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Under The Waves
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2. Give It All Away
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3. Calendar Tim
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4. Never Learned
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5. Electric Green
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6. A Lot Like You
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7. Butterfly
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8. Trails
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9. Enough
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10. Going Whichever Way The Wind Blows
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Under The Waves is Pete Droge's fifth solo effort since 1994 and the follow-up to his critically acclaimed Puzzle Tree Records debut Skywatching.

Droge recorded Under The Waves’ 11 original songs at his remote recording facility Puzzle Tree Studio on an island near Seattle along with vocalist, long time collaborator and co-writer/producer Elaine Summers and cellist Eyvind Kang. With the exception of the cello, Droge plays every instrument on the album including acoustic and electric guitars, drums, bass, accordion, piano, Hammond organ, tambourine and glockenspiel among others. The album’s rich production is evident in such songs as “Under The Waves,” and “Give It All Away” while its elegant simplicity is expressed in “Going Whichever Way The Wind Blows.”

Pete Droge is one third of the critically acclaimed band The Thorns with Matthew Sweet and Shawn Mullins. He co-wrote the opening track, “Blue As You” and the single, “Beautiful Wreck” from Mullins’ newly released 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor. Additionally, Droge co-wrote and recorded the title track to the well-received Beautiful Girls and composed scores for movies such as the award winning Tattoo, A Love Story. Furthermore, he’s produced several albums including Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard’s 2001 solo debut Bayleaf in which Droge and Gossard established a lasting collaborative relationship.

Of Droge’s new record Gossard says, “In Under the Waves Pete Droge has transcended his previous work. The wisdom of the songs, words and rhythm feels timeless and at the same time fresh. In both production and arrangement this work feels more universal and urgent. You can sense an awakening to deeper levels of expression and unself-consciousness that feels wonderful. The collaboration of Pete Droge and his long time partner Elaine Summers has really produced something special.”




SOME PRESS QUOTES:
“Droge writes about the longing and doubts of relationships with the softer, more customized edge of his singer-songwriter heroes, including Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty and Gram Parsons.”
-LOS ANGELES TIMES

“A songwriter of stature.”
-BOSTON GLOBE

“Droge’s appeal remains rooted in the charm and intimacy of his own gentle style.”
-PEOPLE MAGAZINE

“A worthy successor to the likes of Tom Petty.”
-ROLLING STONE

“His shaky vocals and laconic way with lyrics are uncannily like Tom Petty’s. Yet Droge’s melodies and observations are all his own.”
-ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY


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Janet M.Metzger

Under the Waves
I've got all Droge's CD's. Under The Waves is the best one since Necktie Second, without a doubt.

Michael

Great new music from Pete!
Pete Droge has always been one of my favorites, and I like this CD for it's depth, and meaningful lyrics, but also the smooth rolling melodies that seem to connect perfectly. Pete always delivers, especially with Under the Waves! I highly recommend.

Werner Kühn-Koditek

GREAT NEW ALBUM !
As a hard dieing Byrdsfan it is clear that I love the musik of Pete Droge!
I like all these new songs (less-into the sunset)
Sadly a very short album!
Also great records are skywatching and necktie second.
Until today necktie second is my favorit,especialy the songs "straylin street,dog on chain & hamton room 306!
Also Elaine Summers vocal is great.
The cd's find a door and spacy and shakin are not realy bad,but for me it seems,the record company's tryin to push pete in a party direction!
I'm wrong?
Hope to see Pete live in europe!
Excuse my english,never learnd it realy!

Werner

Janet

Love It
I've loved Pete Droge since I saw him live when he opened for Tom Petty. Elaine Summers adds her special touch to make this CD Pete's best yet!

mike buzan

"Who is that?"
As with many others, I heard a certain car commercial, and said "Who is that? Wow! That song is awesome." As soon as I found out who it was and ordered the CD, its not so much about that song as it is the whole album...I cant play just the one song. I have to play the whole album! It's just that good!

Julie Reagan

UNDER THE WAVES/Pete Droge
AWESOME! I really bought it because I looooved the song in the car commercial. But, I love the entire record as much as that one song (#10). I am so glad I bought it. And, I love doing business with CD Baby! Thanks so much.

Julie Reagan

Jim Maglina

under the waves
It's so ironic how the world of advertising which so often is the white noise of our aural lives every once and a while picks an absolute cherry from the amazingly diverse and complex fruit bowl that is the " music industry".I think of Feist (1234) brought to everyones attention by Apple and now it's Peter's turn thanks to Toyota... but like Feist Peter Droge has been around for a while and doing some amazing things before this recent " hit". I have had the pleasure of listening to his music with the Thorns and in solo form (Skywatching)The result of this is I know I'll be anticipating every new release from this artist who shows the promise of a long, prolific and creative career."Under the Waves" while including the beautiful "Going Whichever Way the Wind Blows" (used to absolute perfection in the indie hit Tatoo a Love Story )has much much more depth than just the one song. I think the title song "Under the Waves" is both mellow and haunting. The expressions and sentiments of this song are so complete yet simple that it gives us almost a mantra to live by. "Butterfly" is another beautifully written song.. not only musically but lyrically too. It gives us a message that many will be able to relate to in a very personal way. It is this style in Peter's songs that I love the most. Droge says the things we too feel and lets us know we are not alone in these feelings. Well as you can see there is much more here than I can possibly tell you in this brief review ..so do yourself a favor include this music in your life you will be glad you did.

Nick Blair

Good album
Good album. Like many, I got hooked in with 'Going whichever the wind blows'. Unfortunately the truth is the song peaks with the delivery of "you were caught in your world...I was lost in mine."

That's not meant to be a criticism necessarily. Sometimes a moment in a song simply overwhelms the rest of it.

A more complete song (and maybe album?) is 'Lilly Wants a Mountain' from Skywatching which they were kind enough to send me because of shipping delays. I'm glad they did because I think together they're more convincing of his talents.

Ken

Under the waves
This is a great work to listen to from songwriting to production. Thanks.

Lester Padriga

It doesn't rain in Seattle 360 days a year and it's suppose to be a secret.
Pete has always been one of Seattle's secret also, He's the link between the 70's singer-sopngwriters, the likes of James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Old Neil and the current new crop. Electric or Accoustic, solo or with his band, he's great. His new record would be a warm welcome.
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