A Collection of Sounds & Something Like the Plague
We Are The Willows is the project of one singer/songwriter Peter Michael Miller. He writes, arranges, and performs a good deal of the sounds you hear on his recordings. Peter writes simple songs that take musical hints from folk, pop, singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, and Paul Simon that leave room for exaggerations and embellishments that may nod to contemporary indie rock bands like Grandaddy, Sigur Ros, and Sufjan Stevens. In the past few years We Are The Willows has released a full length record on Amble Down Records, the same collective that has given rise to Grammy winner Bon Iver and S. Carey, been voted the Twin Cities' best male vocalist by City Pages, been featured on Daytrotter, MPR's 89.3 The Current, and spent over 7 months touring all over the country. In his debut full length, A Collection Of Sounds And Something Like The Plague, Peter's manipulation of found sounds and electronic sound samples acted as a vehicle for him to manipulate and transform the circumstances of his own life in order to create something better.