Lyrics from 7ths and 3rdsIn many circles, it's common thought that 'With Trumpets Flaring', the debut full length from Gregory Pepper and His Problems, was one of the most slept on records of 2009. In fact, his name keeps popping up alongside some pretty well-respected names. From touring with Born Ruffians and Smoking Popes, to collaborating with outsider hip hop artists Awol One and Factor, Gregory Pepper has now grabbed the attention of Islands, who hand-picked him to open a string of tour dates this July. At last, Pepper will have another stage for even more people to experience his repertoire of anthems of confusion and ambivalence, which range from punkish-indie-rock to polished-baroque-pop. Gregory Pepper and His Problems is a moniker used by the 26-year-old musician and visual artist who still treads shallow water in his hometown of Guelph, Ontario.