The Peculiar Pretzelmen perform in-studio at WBEZ in Chicago

The Peculiar Pretzelmen perform in-studio this morning on WBEZ in Chicago!

The slightly sinister sounds of the Peculiar Pretzelmen: In the dark corners of a smoke-filled bar live the Peculiar Pretzelmen. Part Tom Waits, part Zydeco, the Pretzelmen provide fun and fright all in the span of a single song.

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The South Bend Tribune interviews The Peculiar Pretzelmen

The South Bend Tribune interviews The Peculiar Pretzelmen in advance of their tour date. Here’s an excerpt on why they build their own instruments:

“You can’t walk into Guitar Center and ask them if they have something that sounds like a robot’s heart exploding. They’ll say, “We have these drum machines.’ No, no, no. I want a bicycle wheel!”

Read the interview here.

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The Peculiar Pretzelmen in Rochester City Newspaper

Rochester City Newspaper features The Peculiar Pretzelmen show:

The Peculiar Pretzelmen is the sort of band that you could imagine drinking absinthe or traveling along the bowels of the carny circuit with. The LA-based duo draws its musical influences from Depression-era barn-burning blues, throwing in an edgy punk ethos. The Peculiar Pretzelmen churns out the devil’s blues as competently as Elmore Leonard cranked out “Pulp Fiction.”…The Peculiar Pretzelmen invokes images of “Murder Ballads”-era Nick Cave or Tom Waits inside a speigeltent. The pair infuses minimalist primal energy into its tunes and makes an occasionally stale genre sound gothic and spooky.

Read the whole piece here!

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The Peculiar Pretzelmen article in The Kingston Times

Kingston Times interviews The Peculiar Pretzelmen in advance of their stop at The Anchor during their fall tour. Here is an excerpt:

“There is no well-tread path that actually gets you anywhere. Get the machete, hit the jungle and walk towards something that smells good…We’re living on the road banging drums and hollering for dollars hoping for the crowd to decode some of our signal. We are always reaching into every nook and cranny of this country. We won’t stop ’til our voodoo is on every frequency in every dimension.”

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The Peculiar Pretzelmen in Larryville Chronicles

Larryville Chronicles previews The Peculiar Pretzelmen show in Lawrence, KS at Replay Lounge:

Sober up before 6:00 pm on Sunday because this weekend’s matinee is a solid triple-bill of rootsy/Americana sounds featuring Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, Cowgirl’s Trainset, and very special guests (all the way from California) The Peculiar Pretzelmen!

Read the whole piece here!

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Tour Dates: The Peculiar Pretzelmen

10/3/13: Las Vegas – The Double Down Saloon
10/4/13: Provo, UT – ABG’s Emporium
10/5/13: Colorado Springs, CO – Zodiac Venue & Bar
10/6/13: Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
10/7/13: Columbia, MO – Roxy’s
10/8/13: Quincy, IL – Club Tavern
10/9/13: Normal, IL – Firehouse Pizza & Pub
10/10/13: Louisville, KY – The Magnolia Bar
10/15/13: Kingston, NY – The Anchor
10/16/13: Rochester, NY – The California Brew Haus
10/18/13: Lansing, MI – The Avenue Cafe (formerly Gone Wired)
10/19/13: Mishawaka, IN – Awesome Place Bar
10/25/13: Sioux Falls, SD – Latitude 44
10/26/13: Spearfish, SD – Killian’s Tavern
11/2/13: Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater

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The Peculiar Pretzelmen premiere “John The Revelator” on Popa’s Tunes!

The Peculiar Pretzelmen premiere their version of blues staple “John The Revelator”, which “takes shape amidst a stormy build, with the layered swell of theremin, electric mandola, and moody baritone sax punctuated with expectant gongs and torn open by the chillingly rabid call and sweetly echoing response that imbue the prophet’s declaration with terror and excitement.”

The Peculiar Pretzelmen lurk in the shadows emitting eerie sounds and spectral lights luring the curious and adventurous down dark alleys and untrodden lanes to flashy Cabaret’s and conspiratle Pubs. Whispers from unseen corners rise to a claterous chant Deeper, Darker, Weirder. Deeper, Darker, Weirder. Here at Popa’s Tunes world headquaters we are fixated on things Deeper. Darker, Weirder, and The Deacon with his ‘Felix the Cat’ bag of magical intruments and the mysterious M. Incroyable of The Peculiar Pretzelmen have a voodoo spell on us and everything they do gets us dancing like banshees with rubber chickens around ceremonial fires…

Check out “John The Revelator” over at Popa’s Tunes!

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The Deli Magazine KC premieres The Peculiar Pretzelmen’s new song “Howling Gale”

The Peculiar Pretzelmen have premiered their new track “Howling Gale” from the forthcoming Gentlemen Scoundrels: Rule Book Volume I EP with The Deli Magazine KC! Michelle Bacon of The Deli describes the song as

a bare bones but vicious three-minute attack that is simultaneously sparse and mammoth. M. Incroyable’s aggressive vocal phrasings tower over his austere banjo riff. The Deacon drives each song with unique percussion, which, according to their bio, is “less drum kit and more spoils of an old man’s work bench.” The chicks and booms of various found objects round out the gritty, in-your-face vibe of the track.

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Peculiar Pretzelmen in Provo Daily Herald Extra

Provo’s Daily Herald Extra previews Peculiar Pretzelmen’s upcoming June 14th show:

Rock tour: Coming to Provo on Friday is the Los Angeles-based avant-americana rockers Peculiar Pretzelmen. Known for its unique other-worldly sounds and passion, Peculiar Pretzelmen consists of the rock duo, M. Incroyable, who tackles vocals, guitar, mandocello, banjo and ukulele, and Deacon on the drums and percussion. To get your own taste of the duo, head to ABG’s Emporium, a 21-and-up venue located at 190 W. Center St. in Provo, on Friday at 9 p.m. Peculiar Pretzelmen will be playing with El Drifte (The Drifting Reverend) in support of “Gentlemen Scoundrels: Rule Book Vol. I.” Tickets to the show are $8 and can be purchased at the door. For more information on Peculiar Pretzelmen, visit

Read the piece here!

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Tour Dates: Peculiar Pretzelmen

6/13/13: Boulder City, NV – The Dillinger
6/14/13: Provo, UT – ABG’s Emporium
6/15/13: Colorado Springs, CO – Zodiac
6/16/13: Denver, CO – Walnut Room
6/18/13: Casper, WY – The Wonder Bar
6/21/13: Spearfish, SD – Killian’s Tavern
6/22/13: Trenton, NE – Pondstock
6/23/13: Ft. Collins, CO – Surfside 7 (special junkbox set)
6/28/13: Salem, OR – Cokie’s Landing (solo M. Incroyable)

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Willamette Live! previews The Peculiar Pretzelmen show in Salem

Willamette Live! previews The Peculiar Prezelmen show in Salem:

“Salem’s favorite local band that’s not actually from Salem, The Peculiar Pretzelmen will descend on the Cherry City once again for a night of old-time-y debauchery and hoot n’ hollerin’. Now a two-man band, The Peculiar Pretzelmen have been touring the lower 48 for more than a half-decade with their dusty suitcases full of vaudeville-worthy instruments and a sound that’s not quite historically accurate enough to be considered delta blues, folk or Americana. Whatever they are, they’ve been able to sustain a following in Salem longer than any other, sending attendees home with a smile on their face and a wobble in their step. Don’t fix what ain’t broke.”

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The Fourth Estate features The Peculiar Pretzelmen

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay newspaper The Fourth Estate features The Peculiar Pretzelmen:

“The Peculiar Pretzelmen has elements of Modest Mouse, Les Claypool and Primus…There is darkness to it. I love the choice of instruments in their songs and that some are home made. I don’t think there is anything that I dislike about the Peculiar Pretzelmen.”

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Kansas City Star weekly singles feature Jenny Dalton and Peculiar Pretzelmen

The Kansas City Star singles this week include songs by Jenny Dalton and The Peculiar Pretzelmen:

“Listening to the Peculiar Pretzelmen is almost as much of a treat as seeing them live. The sounds they produce are brazen and raw — rootsy music with a punk rock attitude, including homemade percussion and guitars, and emotive screaming vocals a la Tom Waits.”

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“‘Awake’ is primarily driven by Minneapolis singer-songwriter Jenny Dalton’s mystical voice. With tribal drum beats and an atmospheric vocal sound, the song has a haunting element. Dalton’s ethereal sound channels Tori Amos and Florence Welch, and a touch of Ani DiFranco.”

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