Suggested listening:

Waiting, The Well, What You Took

Photo by Reese Moriyama

Photo by Reese Moriyama






Faint Peter is the indie-folk offering of Boston-born and Seattle-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joseph De Natale. Anchored by steady, finger-picked guitar and graceful instrumentation, De Natale’s plaintive voice soars amidst lush, cathedral-sized reverbs in his debut release, Redoubt, out now. 

A synthesis of elements from several generations of folk, yet with an inclination to extend far past the boundaries of traditional folk songwriting, Faint Peter’s Redoubt is ambitious and unpredictable. Thickly layered harmonies evolve around cycling chord structures. Barebones arrangements blossom into dense, cinematic ambience. With a lyrical ear to matters both material and mystical, delivered in a voice that can at times be fearsome – and at others, well, faint – these are songs of tenderness and grit, triumph and loneliness, rising and falling.  They shimmer and glow and open doors into other worlds while keeping one foot in this one, the soundtrack to that curious, fleeting moment between consciousness and dreams.  

The collection of nine songs was recorded almost exclusively on a portable studio set up in various living rooms and basements around Seattle, with notable local players such as Philip Kobernik (Hey Marseilles) and Greg Kramer (Macklemore, Otieno Terry) lending their stylings and expertise along the way.  A nearly two year undertaking, the album is available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and other platforms as of February 25, 2016.  

“Redoubt is one of those rare albums that stops you in your tracks on first listen. The range and depth of the lyricism is impressive on its own, but the combination of De Natale’s ability to be so vividly present in every moment and note makes this something special.”
— impressively well-built album that balances influence and originality, its unpredictable nature and straightforward delivery making it hard to turn off.
— Northwest Music Scene
With Redoubt, De Natale has made something your ear wants to hear, picking from a wide palette of volumes, textures, beats, and tones to make one acoustically colorful piece of art.
— The Aural Premonition