Blending the sweet, bubblegum qualities of bedroom pop and the snot nosed fuzz of garage rock, Petite League is swinging for the fences.
Upon arriving in Syracuse after growing up in Brussels, Belgium as an American expat, Lorenzo Gillis Cook was introduced to the fast paced, lo-fi sound of the American house show scene. Though he had been making music for years under the name Spark Alaska and in his previous indie pop band Throw Television throughout high school, the franticness and earnest expression being put on display in these upstate basements and attics was infectious.
In late 2014, Cook brought the first PL demo of ‘Surviving October’ to friend and drummer in the band Conroy Blanc, Henry Schoonmaker. From there, the two have recorded two albums (SLUGGER and NO HITTER) which have been written up by Pitchfork, Fader, Yours Truly, Noisey, etc. , co-founded the notable Syracuse DIY venue Scarier Dome, and now reside in Ridgewood, Queens post-graduation. The third record, RIPS ONE INTO THE NIGHT will be out this August.
For shows or if you'd like to share some cool facts, email me at Lorenzog.Cook@gmail.com