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Brad Peterson is an indie-singer-songwriter from a wooded area near Lake Michigan north of Chicago, where he built a little back-yard garden shed – effectively a music-making laboratory where he Writes, Records and Produces all his music.

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Brad Peterson is an indie-pop singer-songwriter from a wooded area near Lake Michigan north of Chicago, where he built a little back-yard garden shed – effectively a music-making laboratory where he writes and records his songs.  “I created the hideout I’d always dreamed of, as a kid – in this case:  an acoustically-conducive workspace. It took months to build, working most every day with many dozens of trips to the lumber yard. On the walls and in cases are dozens of instruments of all sorts: strings, woodwinds, brass, keys, percussion; I also have an electronics lab for modifying circuits. I get an idea before my first sip of coffee, and by the time I go to bed, there’s a brand new song.”

Brad has shared stages with Jeff Buckley and Radiohead and has released numerous albums as a solo artist and with his band peatmoss, but stopped making music after a spinal injury left him partially paralyzed and unable to record or perform for several years.  “It became a struggle to brush my teeth and get dressed, so playing guitar wasn’t really on my list of priorities at that point.  I withdrew into isolation, and it was an arduous journey back – but things are better now than ever. I think the songs have evolved with the pain – so I suppose, in a way, it was a gift.  With the help of skilled doctors, long months of rehabilitation, and painful hard work, I’m back to physical – and musical – health with new and better songs. Building my garden-shed studio was also cathartic and served as my therapy’.  

[More on the garden-shed coming soon]

These days, Brad is completely self-produced – from writing, to playing all the instruments, engineering and mastering: “I didn’t deliberately set out to do everything myself – it was just the natural result of eliminating the sometimes tiresome logistics involved in having other musicians learn and play my ideas.  That streamlined process allows me to do it all with a less cumbersome – literal DIY approach.”

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Brad Peterson discloses “the unknown album”

For Release the Week of August 24th

‘the unknown album’ story

From the woods near Lake Michigan, the ever-acroamatic Brad Peterson writes and records in a hand-constructed garden shed studio. In a few Google-minutes, one may learn Brad’s curious history of shared stages with Jeff Buckley and Radiohead, his injury that left him partially paralyzed, and the rousing comeback from a forced retirement.

Just a few months after the release of “The Ellipsis Album“, which has garnered millions of views and streams, spins on hundreds of radio stations, and favorable international reviews, comes a new record: “the unknown album” which will be released 8/24/2018 on 4 continents.

“the unknown album”, featuring “a friend like you” and “offer it up“, introduces new emotive works with an abundance of reverie and keen songcraft.

Listen if you like: Lord Huron, Houndmouth, The Shins, Neil Finn, or  David Gray.

Reviews & Accolades:

“Cinematic.” – The Revue
“a pop gem.” – The Chicago Tribune
“well-crafted pop” –The Chicago Reader
“interesting and thoughtful with a gracious perspective on life.”  – Huffington Post
“There isn’t a single moment when his DIY approach to album-making doesn’t pay dividends.” –   Vents Magazine
“Highly Recommended.” – Powerpopaholic
“Memorable vocal melodies and universally relatable storytelling.” – New Noise Magazine
“Beautiful…Peterson attempts to bring the cinematic nature of the song to life.” – Surviving the Golden Age
“perhaps the purest definition of “indie record” imaginable…to create a compelling world all the singer-songwriter’s own.” – Pop Matters
“a marvel” – Austin Town Hall
“Peterson’s sound really grabs you with a lusciously produced mixture of banjo plucking and electronic whirring, all coming together to form a truly wonderful pop song.” – Magnet Magazine
“Peterson sings it with unvarnished passion”  – Skope Magazine
“An esoteric and curious amalgam of indie-rock and mid century pop.” – Vents Magazine

brad peterson | “the unknown album” will be available in all retail outlets and distribution platforms August 24, 2018.
Direct all inquiries to Kim Sommers |