Armed, for the most, with a guitar and his soaring, at times Elliott Smith-redolent voice, Doylestown, PA’s Damien DeRose records under the moniker Peasant. His official “debut” full-length On The Ground came out at the end of January (he self-released another collection Fear Not, Distant Lover in 2005). If you haven’t heard DeRose yet, take a look at the Chris Carey-directed video for “We’re Good,” where we find DeRose living with his lady in the middle of the woods and seeing the distance that’s grown between them suddenly get filled by a big ol’ bear. Point being: No, we’re not good. It was shot in Savannah, GA at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

The song was also used in a Jon Hill-directed Lincoln advertisement, which you can see over at You can also listen to the song without pictures:

Peasant’s On The Ground LP is out via Paper Garden Records, distributed by Team Love.

Comments (4)
  1. so happy to see peasant on stereogum. his songs are fantastic

  2. andy  |   Posted on Feb 13th, 2009 0

    great song, great artist. now he just needs to start touring somewhere besides the east coast ;)

  3. it was such a treat to wake up this morning and find Peasant on stereogum. I’ve randomly found myself at several of his shows over the years and his live performances never cease to impress me. GO PEASANT!

  4. westmont  |   Posted on Feb 16th, 2009 0

    i can hardly listen to On the Ground any longer, it breaks my fucking heart, so good, so sad, so incredibly moving. glad there’s a touch of whimsy to the video, otherwise Id be in tears right now:)

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