"The Persian Leaps” began as a phrase singer/guitarist Drew Forsberg doodled in a notebook margin during a college Greek Archaeology course. He wrote music independently under that name for years, until finally assembling a full band in 2012 to perform and record driving, chiming music that’s influenced by My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths, Guided by Voices, and Teenage Fanclub.

In 2013, the band released its debut EP, Praise Elephants, earning praise from NME for its “celestial guitar jangle.” The band completed a follow-up EP, Drive Drive Delay, in 2014. Both EPs feature five short, infectious songs dripping with divine guitar noise underpinning gorgeous vocal harmonies. Recording for a new 5-song EP is underway, with a planned release date of Fall 2015 via Land Ski Records.