LISTEN: Wicked Peace go retro on happy-go-lucky “The Evening”

By Matt Wickstrom

Wicked Peace is (L-R) Patrick Brumback, John Tanner Blevins, Amanda Turner, Matthew Holleran and Rob Barnes.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Eclectic indie rockers Wicked Peace have unveiled “The Evening,” the title track off their upcoming EP of the same name.

The tune begins with the subtle serenade from vocalist Amanda Turner before brother Tanner Blevins joins in harmony beneath a nostalgic pop rock backdrop. Blevins says the song—one of the first to be recorded in the band’s home studio—is about the current long term relationship he’s in and how he and his partner don’t get to spend much time together as a result.

“We started recording when we were lacking a rhythm section, so on the first mix of the song I was playing the drums and bass,” Blevins said. “Once Matt Holleran (drums) and Rob Barnes (bass) were brought into the fold. We let them flesh it out a little more in the rhythm and continued to build on it with other instrumentation and vocals as well.”

Alongside the song, Wicked Peace has released a music video for the tune shot and edited by guitarist Patrick Brumback, which you can watch below.

“The Evening” EP is due out in February and includes the Turner-penned song “Holy War” and Blevins authored “The Real World” in addition to “The Evening.” The band plans to release several EPs in 2019, spread out bi-monthly. “The Evening” EP follows the November 2018 release of the four-song “Portland” EP. Learn more about the band’s plans for the upcoming year and more from Blevins’ Jan. 7 interview on Wick’s Picks.

Catch Wicked Peace live on Jan. 25 at Al’s Bar with Hiking and Indigo Storm and on Jan. 30 on WRFL Live. For more information visit


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