After the breakthrough success with their song, “Mariposa” last year, Peach Tree Rascals released their debut EP ‘Camp Nowhere’ in early 2021 to much anticipation. The material was recorded in seclusion and is centered on themes of recovery and healing, which they attribute to their increased time outdoors during quarantine. “Camp Nowhere came from the idea that a lot of people have been using the isolation of quarantine and the state of the world to dig deeper into themselves and figure out what’s important to them,” singer Tarrek Abdel-Khaliq stated. “For some it’s discovering a new hobby, or that it’s time to move on to a new place. For PTR, it was taking a week in Yosemite to dive into our creativity. We’ve always done a combination of sounds that inspire us all. This feels like all of our inspirations mixed together.” Befriending each other while in high school in San Jose, CA, the collective consists of members who not only record the music, but create the visual aspects along with the art that accompanies the Peach Tree Rascals brand: producer/mixer Dominic “Dom” Pizano, rappers-singers Issac Pech, Tarrek Abdel-Khaliq, Joseph Barros, and creative director Jorge Olazaba.
B-Sides host Pete Mar spoke with Peach Tree Rascals about playing in front of their families and friends for the first time in San Francisco, covering Fleetwood Mac, their debut EP and more.