March 29, 2017 – Alt-rock artist Pete Lynch, who splits his time between the US and Europe, will be releasing his new sophomore album Kill the Monster on May 19th. Today, you can hear the first single “Till The Rivers Run Dry” (originally premiering with Surviving The Golden Age. The big chorus crashes in with a catchy, arena-ready hook that was inspired by a six-week, 5000-mile road trip across America.
“Driving through Virginia, seeing places I hadn’t seen for many years, the melody and the first line of the song (‘You had a heart out of gold, loved the stories you told..’) were suddenly stuck in my mind,” says Lynch. “As soon as I reached a motel, I began writing the song, which progressed state by state. My impressions and the beauty of the countryside were very inspiring. After I’d completed the lyrics, I realized how emotional and personal they were, and I knew I’d never written a tune like this one before. What makes ‘Till the Rivers Run Dry’ special to me is the person it’s about, its honesty, the atmosphere of the song and its optimistic message.“
The track and album were mixed by Tim Palmer (known for his work with Pearl Jam, Blue October, Ozzy and many more), who says the song is a “smash hit.” Kill The Monster is a follow-up to Pete’s debut album Face Me! and explores different creative avenues, experimenting with different keys and tempos and using a variety of electronic elements. “I had a very clear vision of how I wanted the record to sound. I had played some of the songs live, so I had a better understanding of the way people react to the new songs,” says Lynch.
Kill The Monster will be out on all digital retailers May 19th.
About Pete Lynch:
PETE LYNCH’S sophomore album entitled Kill the Monster, mixed by Tim Palmer (U2, Pearl Jam, Blue October), is a substantial step in his musical journey. “I had a very clear vision of how I wanted the record to sound. I had played some of the songs live, so I had a better understanding of the way people react to the new songs,” says Lynch. Taking a different approach musically and lyrically than on his debut album FACE ME!, Lynch explored different creative avenues, experimenting with different keys and tempos and using a variety of electronic elements, thinking outside of the box, expanding the depth of his songs and creating a larger and fuller sound with an intriguing vibrant sonic atmosphere. “I wanted each song to stand on its own but also to melt together as one, creating a harmonic and cohesive album,” Pete says. He recorded 17 songs with his usual collaborators, drummer Sascha Bem and guitarist Markus Gartner and invited Simon Hinkler (The Mission) to contribute guitar on “4010” PETE’S first mini-opera. Kill The Monster is loaded with 11 stellar songs, intelligently written, precisely executed and crafted, and armed to the teeth with bitter-sweet, catchy melodies and Pete’s very personal, emotional and intimate lyrics. Stories drawn from true life experiences and his views of the world, reflecting where he’s from and who he is.
Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, Lynch shares his birth date with Joseph Haydn, Ewan McGregor and AC/DC’s Angus Young. Raised in a highly musical family, Pete discovered his love for music at a tender age. At six he purchased his first album, The Who – Live at Leeds. A few weeks later, he picked up his father’s guitar and began learning his first chords from his dad, a Czech dissident. Shortly after Pete’s parents decided to move to Europe. The rest of his childhood and youth were shaped by living in a foreign country, experiencing his mother and father getting divorced, getting in trouble with the law and, being torn between two continents. Experiences that had a profound impact on him. He was eleven when he moved on to playing the bass guitar, formed his first band and played his first concerts. Three years later Lynch decided to move back to Virginia. At sixteen Pete once again packed his bags and moved to Europe where he played in various bands, putting all his energy and time into writing songs, training his voice and vocal skills, and touring the continent playing in subways, in clubs and at festivals. He also supported bands such as the Go-Betweens, the Godfathers, Concrete Blonde, and toured Europe with Nina Hagen. Nina Hagen and Pete’s friend Simon Hinkler, the guitarist of The Mission UK encouraged him to pursue his vocal training and to launch a solo career. Currently Petehas his home base in Denver and in Vienna.