Erotic Novels Bio:
Erotic Novels are back with their signature pop songs, punk sound, and soul vocals for their first full-length, "There Is No Language In Our Love," out September 7, 2018 on GTG Records and Weekend Quality.
The band, based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is a collaboration between Shannon Perez and Chris Tull. The pair came together in 2017 and released their EP, "Debut."
Perez is known in the New Jersey scene for pouring her heart out as principal songwriter and vocalist for Don Juan Destroyer, I Hope You Die, and Side Bitch, and as the bass player for post-punk dystopian firebrands Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun. Now she brings her trademark honesty and grit to this project.
The music of Erotic Novels takes the heart-on-sleeve honesty of Perez’s previous projects and mixes it with the sensibilities of guitarist and co-singer/songwriter Tull. He was the mastermind behind Philadelphia punk rock powerhouse the Hellstroms. Now, Tull’s guitar playing adds an abrasive and up-front style not unlike Blake Schwarzenbach of Jawbreaker or Mitch Mitchell of Guided By Voices.
Chris Pierce, noted producer of albums by the Night Birds, the Ergs, and many more, recorded "There Is No Language In Our Love" at his renowned Volume IV studio in New Brunswick. The album was mastered by the legendary Dave Eck at Lucky Lacquers.
The duo have also built Weekend Quality, through which they book live shows, produce a podcast that showcases local and national punk rock, and release records.