Julie Peel writes smart, well-crafted folk-rock reminiscent of Aimee Mann, Neil Young, Beth Orton and Feist. Julie Peel's much-anticipated debut album 'Near The Sun' has enjoyed rave reviews, earned Julie an invitation to showcase at SXSW 2010, many months charting on college & specialty radio, and high-profile placements in some of television's most popular shows including; NBC's pilot episode of 'Mercy', and two episodes of 'Life Unexpected' on CW. Julie recorded, mixed, and produced all the tracks on Near The Sun, and plays most of the instruments as well... though she is joined on bass, cello, and upright bass by Cyrille Catois and on drums by Andreas Dahlback (drummer & producer for Anna Ternheim). Mastering was done by Sean Glonek (Tanya Donelly, They Might Be Giants, Jill Sobule, Matthew Sweet). It's a stunning debut that invites repeat listens.
What a great debut - indie filmmakers have found their soundtrack songs, and indie hipsters have another talented female genius to pine after. --Nona Yubiznes
Julie Peel is one of the strongest female debuts I've ever heard and will be heavily pushed at WXAC trying to break our Top 10. Thanks for releasing it! --John Weber (WXAC)
It generates great excitement when an artist defies the typical expectations... Julie Peel does just that. --FensePost