Sunday, September 29, 2013

Show with Marshall Lewis (10/1)

Show with Marshall Lewis (10/1)

Playing a show on Tuesday (10/1) with my good friend Marshall Lewis at Rachael's Cafe. It's a school night, so guessing mid-evening: 8-10:30pm.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

2013 Summer Tracking

Working on the next release, due in 2014. Snapped the train bridge photo right outside the studio, sorta sums up the direction of the sounds. :p

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


See the Forest, See the Trees

Monday, May 13, 2013


Disposition from Kazyak on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

See the forest, see the trees, the joys of getting lost in the woods.


     Minneapolis band Kazyak is the indie craft vehicle of frontman, songwriter, guitarist Peter Frey who takes us into the thick of the woods in his premiere for, "Pieces of My Map". Having made the festival circuit rounds, the new album See the Forest, See the Trees finds the group stirring up a selection of rich, heartfelt string arrangements with electric guitars, violins, banjos and strummed percussion sentiments that stretch out like the urban forest branches that embrace downtown Minneapolis. Peter's approach to song construction is to utilize every breath and instrument as a foundational musical tree trunk for budding leaves, flowers and fruits to spring from with a searching spirit for life's lost fragments.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Kazyak's Peter Frey on Composer Quest

Minneapolis Composer/Producer Charlie McCarron interviews Peter Frey on the debut of his new, more personal album See the Forest, See the Trees. The interview also touches on his wider journey as a songwriter/guitarist.

You can find more of Charlie's Interviews/Podcasts here.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 CD Release Praise!

Thanks to Monica Rasmussen of the St. Paul Live Music Examiner for the shout out for and kind words on the See the Forest, See the Trees regional release on January 5, 2013.

TC Daily Planet Album Review

Thanks to Dwight Hobbes, editor at Twin Cities Daily Planet for the Sounding Off On Sound review of See the Forest, See the Trees on January 9, 2013.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kazyak announces regional CD release show:

1.5.13 @ the 331 Club in NE Minneapolis

Kazyak is thrilled to announce a CD release show. The band will release See the Forest, See the Trees on January 5, 2013 at the 331 Club in NE Minneapolis.

Kazyak is excited to share the stage with fellow Minneapolis-bred musicians and friends Very Small Animal, Moscowitz and Oak Ribbons.

Pre-order the physical album @ the Kazyak Store.

Check out the event page here.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sing Along to the new record

Download See the Forest, See the Trees liner notes.

Download the liner notes, lyrics & credits.
Design by Bryce Dishongh.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Kazyak announces regional CD release:
See the Forest, See the Trees

The newest record from the Minneapolis band Kazyak marks a fundamental shift in both mindset and lineup for the group. What was once a full-time touring trio making groovy music for festivalgoers has morphed into a mature art project with alternative indie-folk ilk. The music is a nostalgic revival and listeners can hear instantly that it was created by authentic craftsmen. The band will release See the Forest, See the Trees on January 5, 2013 at the 331 Club in NE Minneapolis.

Songwriter/guitarist Peter Frey has always waded in the pool of midwestern music. As a kid, he absorbed lofty sonic architecture from the likes of 12 Rods, Fat Kid Wednesdays, and Tiki Obmar, and more recently, Halloween Alaska and Bon Iver. On the new record, Frey spits it all back out in his own way: The warmth of a nylon-string guitar blended around an expressive falsetto, the electronic drum sequences layered beneath a live Ludwig kit, and an acoustic banjo processed through circuit-bent guitar pedals.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Kazyak announces video project:

Bringing See the Forest, See the Trees to life through video.


Kazyak kicks off a project creating a video for each track of the new album See the Forest, See the Trees. Shoot 1: the Apostle Islands, WI. Stay tuned.