RIP Erik Petersen

We are heartbroken to confirm the sudden passing of Mischief Brew songwriter and frontperson Erik Petersen. While respecting his family's privacy during this difficult time, we are comforted knowing that family, friends and fans alike will remember and celebrate the art he gave us all.

We will be sharing the details about a public memorial to be announced throughout the next few weeks.

Now a bit of housekeeping...
Mischief Brew's European tour scheduled to begin later this month has been cancelled. Although Mischief Brew will not be performing, some of the shows are still happening, so check with your local promoters.

Fistolo Records, the independent label founded by Erik and Denise Vertucci--his wife of 11 years--will continue to serve as homebase for most of Petersen's releases. In keeping with the legacy started by Erik and Denise, Fistolo will continue to release music from Mischief Brew and other artists of their community.

All of us touched by Erik and his music will continue to cherish the influence of his songs in our lives, and our memories of an individual synonymous with positivity, solidarity, community and passion.

Denise, Shawn, Chris, and the pugs.

Posted by: Josh  •  07/17/2016

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Posted by: Erik  •  06/20/2016

The Orphans "Lost Songs: 1994-1997" digital EP now available.

The Orphans have a new digital EP of old songs! "Lost Songs: 1994-1997" collects five unreleased outtakes and demos, from one of their first 4-track demos to one of the last songs they ever recorded. It all comes from five different tapes, mixed and mastered at Permanent Hearing Damage in Philly. A rare, nearly-forgotten, fun collection for sure. Check it out Read More)

Posted by: Erik  •  04/19/2016

New video for "Squatter Envy" unleashed!

Fire-breathing, juggling, BDSM, and pugs running riot are all a part of our new video for "Squatter Envy" by Shibby Pictures! Shot in one long continuous take in Asheville, NC while we were on tour with Everymen, everyone here is having about as much fun as it looks. Check it out at ... (Read More)

Posted by: Erik  •  04/17/2016

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