Come with us as we take an existential trip to Denton, Texas – the home of garage-rock, glam band Pearl Earl. Stefanie Lazcano, Ariel Hartley, Bailey K Chapman and Chelsey Danielle form the all-female ensemble recently awarded “Best Indie/Rock Band” and “Best Song” at the 2017 Denton Arts and Music Awards.
A hula-hoop group on the square. A sweat lodge. Fast friends. The four young women who make up Pearl Earl joined forces slowly but surely. “We all hit it off and when Ariel asked Bailey to make a band, she jumped on the opportunity. Soon after, Stefanie and Bailey became roommates, and Stefanie automatically became the bass player. Now we all live together.” The newest member, Chelsey Danielle, met Ariel in that sweat lodge years ago and folded into the band flawlessly.
Pearl Earl on PHOBIAS: “There can definitely be an underlying fear in our music, such as not wanting to turn into the character we have created in the song ‘Karaoke Superstar’ and the fear of the fate of the world as humans. Also, the theme of being alone and never being able to achieve what seems like it is out of reach.”
Now, the four create music that is “glittery and glam-y with a real pop-rock feel that can get deep and dark with heavy break-downs as the mood changes.” Pearl Earl strikes the balance between feel-good and do-better.
“A lot of the lyrics are about introspection and questioning why humans are the way they are, and some are just meant to be fun and tongue-in-cheek. A few of the songs on the upcoming album are written from the view of being an alien to the earth and even to one’s own body. The overall theme is to explore cosmic consciousness.”
And don’t miss Pearl Earl at Art Conspiracy for Art Con: PHOBIAS at Life in Deep Ellum, Saturday, June 3.
Written by: Christin Taylor Workman