04
Jul

Video Shoot in a Prairie at Dusk

Last night, we hauled our gear up a hill in a prairie just before sunset to shoot a video for our forthcoming EP. More details to follow soon, but in the meantime, here are some pics.

27
Jun

Kind Words from Power Popaholic

Thanks to Power Popaholic for the great review of last year’s EP, Praise Elephants:

Notable here is the power pop single “Silent Treatment” full of fuzzy guitar riffs and solid harmonies. “Exponentially Devoted” is another good song with a layer of jangle above the dense fuzz pop.  The band plays short, catchy songs coated along the same lines as Guided By Voices, Teenage Fanclub and My Bloody Valentine.

Stay tuned for news about our next EP, due out this fall.

15
Jun

Thanks to So Said K

Big thanks to So Said K for the kind words about our first EP, Praise Elephants!

“Silent Treatment” is full of catchy hooks, a driving back-beat, and powerpop-inspired melodies. It makes you want to get up and move around the room almost instantly.

As the review intimates, it is still possible to download the EP from Bandcamp. Why not take a moment to do so now? 

14
Jun

The Persian Leaps Honor the Launch of the METRO Green Line

With today’s launch of the METRO Green Line, the Twin Cities enters a new era of mass transit. The Persian Leaps would like to honor the new line connecting the great cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul in a way only we can. Just for today, we’re changing the lyrics of our song “Not That Brave” as follows:

Saw you on the Red Line Green Line
Surrounded by some friends of mine
Decorated like a valentine
Riding your own wave
They’re only out to have some fun
But should know better than to hurt someone
I hold my anger like a loaded gun * 
But I’m not that brave

* The loaded gun is just a metaphor simile, OK?

Unfortunately, actually re-recording the song is cost-prohibitive. Also, our attorneys have advised us to tread very lightly here. So, basically, we’re asking you to listen to the song on your own, and every time we sing “Red Line,” substitute “Green Line” instead. In fact, that makes it more personal and special because only YOU can hear it! Why don’t you give it a try now?

In conclusion, we wish every success to the new METRO Green Line. Listen to our song, take an inauguratory ride, and enjoy the planned festivities along the way. And remember, if you see anyone picking on a fellow rider just because he or she is a little different, speak up and say something! Be the commuter you want to see.

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The Persian Leaps are a noise pop band from Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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