THE PEGGY LEE BAND // INVITATION
Drip Audio // 2012

Invitation is the fifth record by The Peggy Lee Band and the second release by the group for Drip Audio. The album showcases the high standard of ensemble playing the group has become known for, as well as outstanding individual performances by the members of the band. Peggy’s compositions and arrangements cover a wide range of musical terrain––haunting melodies and lush harmonies, driving rhythms, and complex sonic explorations; each piece is constructed with the specific talents of the band members in mind.

Listen or purchase via DRIPAUDIO.COM. More info at PEGGYLEE.NET

CONNECTION // Peggy Lee has played with Dan Mangan since 2010

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“Imagine a modern-day Duke Ellington combo spiced up with shards of noise, and you’d be on the right track; it’s music that combines the timeless and the otherworldly in equal measure.”
– The Georgia Straight

“…there is an overall sense of completeness that makes this a great album, rather than just an assemblage of good songs.”
– All About Jazz

“…arguably the most prominent improvising musician in the rich musical community around Vancouver.”
– Pop Matters

“Albums like Invitation are a rare breed. The fifth record by Vancouver cellist Peggy Lee and her band is an accessible, eclectic mix of tender harmonies and angular improvisation that touches on a number of stylistic influences yet remains a strong, cohesive experience.”
– The Vancouver Sun

“This is music that triggers brain synapses while also sounding pretty.”
– Bird is the Worm

“…an album brim-filled with musical grandeur of the highest order. I think I’m just going to turn off the lights and listen to The Peggy Lee Band for the rest of my life…”
– Forest Gospel

“This is beautiful music played by master musicians of a sort that is all too rare.”
– The Province

“The eleven-track recording impressively showcases The Peggy Lee Band as a polished ensemble deftly capable of bringing Lee’s compositions and arrangements to life.”
– Textura

“…melodious, nuanced, creative, with occasionally themes surging in a Post Rock-like manner.”
– Monsieur Délire

“Inventive and beautiful, and clearly unafraid to take risks.”
– emusic