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“The Breton Sound began in earnest with Jonathan Pretus and longtime friend and collaborator, Stephen Turner (lead guitar). This fruitful early period produced an ambitious E.P., Eudaemonia, one that covered a wide range of influences, combining Pretus’s Beatlesesque pop sensibility with Turner’s Rush-infused guitar work. Over the course of the next year, the two would perform and tour in support of Eudaemonia aided by a cast of friends filling in on bass and drums. During that time, the band solidified into it’s current lineup. In addition to Pretus and Turner, The Breton Sound include Brian Pretus (bass/vocals), and Jonathan Alcon (drums/percussion). Turner and Alcon had previously forged a strong musical bond in Epic, their experimental progressive rock group; and Brian, Pretus’s younger brother, brings years of experience in New Orleans tight knit punk rock community.”

Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, BandCamp and Instagram. As I continue my coverage of the Paste 50 States Project, we head to Louisiana to feature The Breton Sound. The band recently released it’s latest EP, “Maps” and I want to thank Jonathan Pretus (Vocals/Guitar) and Stephen Turner (Guitar/Vocals) for taking a few to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks, fellas. I just love “SMiLE“, Jonathan. That sounds like a fantastic experience to have had.