Pedaljets - Twist the Lens
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“Urban primeval tang from veteran Kansas City four, whose bar-busting melodies posit The Saints duking it out with Alex Chilton…”

~ Mojo

The Pedaljets - Down Town

The Pedaljets - Disassociation Blues

The Pedaljets – Twist The Lens 

Kansas City rock & roll powerhouse the Pedaljets have spent decades flying just under the radar. From their inception in 1984, their raucous brand of scuzzy, melodic jangle-pop and jagged post-punk placed them in league with some of the decade’s most beloved rockers, from The Replacements and Hüsker Dü to Meat Puppets and The Flaming Lips, all of whom the Pedaljets have performed alongside on stages across the United States. Their music has received critical acclaim from countless publications, including The A.V. Club, Diffuser.FM, Uncut Magazine, Blurt Magazine, The Big Takeover, and the notoriously critical CREEM Magazine. Twist The Lens continues to build upon the legacy the Pedaljets have created over the past three decades, showcasing the comfort and maturity of their years spent performing together as well as the electric fervor that has permeated their music since the beginning. 

Releases

  • Twist The Lens

    Twist The Lens

    Electric Moth LP
    2019
    Buy Here
  • What's In Between

    What's In Between

    Electric Moth LP
    2013
    Buy Here
  • Riverview / Terra Nova

    Riverview / Terra Nova

    Electric Moth Single
    2012
    Buy Here
  • Pedaljets

    Pedaljets

    Oxblood LP
    Remixed and Remastered
    2008
    Buy Here
  • Pedaljets

    Pedaljets

    Communion LP
    1990
  • Today Today

    Today Today

    Twilight EP
    1988
    REMASTERED AND STREAMING SOON!
  • Hide and Go Seek / One I

    Hide and Go Seek / One I

    Can’t Have
    Throbbing Lobster 45
    1987
  • Twist The Lens

    Twist The Lens

    Electric Moth LP
    2019
    Buy Here
  • What's In Between

    What's In Between

    Electric Moth LP
    2013
    Buy Here
  • Riverview / Terra Nova

    Riverview / Terra Nova

    Electric Moth Single
    2012
    Buy Here
  • Pedaljets

    Pedaljets

    Oxblood LP
    Remixed and Remastered
    2008
    Buy Here
  • Pedaljets

    Pedaljets

    Communion LP
    1990
  • Today Today

    Today Today

    Twilight EP
    1988
    REMASTERED AND STREAMING SOON!

Shows

All shows have been canceled for the time being.

We will update once we reschedule shows, etc.

4/16/20 The Burlington, Chicago, IL

4/16/20 The Burlington, Chicago, IL

with Alpina Noise and Cuddle Riot

4/17/20 Hook and Ladder Mission Room, Minneapolis, MN

4/17/20 Hook and Ladder Mission Room, Minneapolis, MN

with Jim Crego and the North Electric
+ Leslie Rich and the Rocket Soul Choir

4/18/20 Mills Record Company (Record Store Day), Kansas City, MO

4/18/20 Mills Record Company (Record Store Day), Kansas City, MO

TBA

4/29/20 - Preservation Pub, Knoxville, TN

4/29/20 - Preservation Pub, Knoxville, TN

with Indighost and The Wormholes

4/30/20 - Hi Tone Cafe, Memphis, TN

4/30/20 - Hi Tone Cafe, Memphis, TN

TBA

5/1/20 - The Cobra, Nashville, TN

5/1/20 - The Cobra, Nashville, TN

with Dirt Reynolds and Broomtail

Rhumba, Columbus, OH

Rhumba, Columbus, OH

TBA

5/14/20 - Musica, Akron, OH

5/14/20 - Musica, Akron, OH

TBA

5/15/20 - Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH

5/15/20 - Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH

TBA

5/22/20 - The Hole in the Wall, Austin, TX

5/22/20 - The Hole in the Wall, Austin, TX

TBA

5/23/20 - The Mix, San Antonio, TX

5/23/20 - The Mix, San Antonio, TX

TBA

5/27/20 - Mag Bar, Louisville, KY

5/27/20 - Mag Bar, Louisville, KY

TBA

Media

Press

PRESS CONTACT:

US:  JOHN GRAFFO
( john@babyrobotmedia.com )
 
EU:  GERRY RANSON
( mulefreedom@yahoo.co.uk )
 
BOOKING: JOE LEKKAS
  • Mojo, February 2020

    Urban primeval tang from veteran Kansas City four, whose bar-busting melodies posit The Saints duking it out with Alex Chilton. New guitar hero, Cody Wyoming, brings flash, mixmaster John Agnello gets sharp, and Loved a Stone is a GBV-calibre kickathon.  

    Keith Cameron
  • QRO, February 2020

    If music is going anywhere right now, aside from towards pop, it is mostly just more foreboding, and the recently reunited Pedaljets lyrics hang among the aura of guitar and fancy lead drum licks with twangy choruses in new release Twist the Lens. From recent darkly pop singles, “Sleepy Girl” and “Uncounted Heads” to the other notes of somber, joyous, nineties-alternative-pop tribute, there is a brooding redemption in The Pedaljets’ fabulous sounding new album.

    Mike Infanger - 8.7/10
  • Louder Than War, Feb 2020

    On their new record, Kansas’ Pedaljets are firing on all cylinders and pulling in a more varied range of styles than they had previously done. They kick things off with lead single, Disassociation Blues, an almost Interpol-like rocker that drives along over pounding sparse drum beats. The vocals yearn over the top before they rise up at the end of the verses to sprout with more urgency. The harmonies sit just behind the cranked guitars, gliding along underneath to add to the overall sound of a band that are, once again, really hitting the ground running. However, on Twist The Lens, the moments that really stand out are those where the band take a left turn from the pulsing rock to bring something altogether more wistful.

    Nathan Whittle - 8/10
  •  Vive Le Rock, February 2020

    (the) Kansas City alt-rock veterans impress with undimmed vigor…  Allmayer’s vocals conjure similar widescreen Americana feel to those of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. 

    8/10
  • RPM Magazine UK, January 2020 

    …as the album meanders through a great blend of tunes from the chillin’ ‘Sleepy Girl’ passed the more sprightly ‘One Away’.  The title track is a great magnet that pulls in everything that’s gone before it on the record a really good track of timeless alternative Rock and Roll call it scuzzy Americana but it makes for a great tune before being serenaded by the acoustic ‘What Only Cats Chase’ with its sparse arrangement and warm strings.  Before signing off with the street rumbling of ‘The Fader’ and we’re done as the band rides off into the sunset like a Rock and Roll Thelma and Louise leaving the world fading in their rear view mirror amidst a cloud of dust.  Pedaljets might just have made their finest three-quarters of an hour of music yet.  Great effort guys – well worth the wait.

  • Rock and Reel Magazine, January 2020

    The true beauty of this band is the way they straddle 60’s garage, 70s punk, and 80s rock while still sounding fresh.  Active for a third of a century, Pedaljets still take no hostages.  This, their latest, is pure raw and rootsy, raucous fun.
     
  • PopMatters, December 2019

    Built on big, jangling guitars, alongside Allmayer’s unmistakable voice, the tune (“Sleepy Girl”) is immediately memorable, its choruses, instantly hummable and its haunting but hopeful narrative feeling alternately deeply personal and surprisingly universal.

    REVIEWER: Jedd Beaudoin

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