Little Man is really just pint-sized Chris Perricelli, and he’s an f’ing rockstar—an all-too-vanishing trait in underground music. A cross between Marc Bolan of T.Rex and Ray Davies of the Kinks, the Twin Cities transplant exudes ’70s radio rock: towering riffs, sticky hooks, and oozing sex. Little Man has been a scene staple for the past decade and is now celebrating the release of its Orbital Amusement EP, a self-described “astral modern rock album.” The best rock ’n’ roll is channeled from the brain and the loins, a sentiment Perricelli takes to heart. - The Onoin, Twin Cities A.V. Club.
Take everything you love about classic rock heroes Led Zepplin – the fuzzy guitar wizardry, powerful bass lines and echoed vocals – throw in a blues rock reminiscent of The Black Keys and a vintage cosmic twist that would make Barbarella and Flash Gordon proud, and you have the celestial sounds of Little Man. For tonight's release of their 6 track EP, Orbital Amusement, members Brian Herb, Chris Perricelli and Sean Gilchrist prepare to rock Turf Club-goers into the musical galaxies; ray guns sadly not included. . - Kate Iverson, L’Etoile Magazine.
The always terrific Chris Perricelli - aka Little Man - releases a new EP, "Orbital Amusement" ... While Perricelli's vocal resemblance to the late, great T. Rex mainman Marc Bolan remains undeniable, he claims Led Zeppelin's first album, "Flash Gordon"-era Queen and the Smashing Pumpkins as influences on the new disc. Every one of the six songs on the disc sound instantly familiar and should provide the ideal soundtrack for the impending summer.
- Ross Raihala, Pioneer Press.
The Twin Cities' favorite stoner-rock throwback act, Little Man turns up the fuzz, haze and sheer electricity on its new EP, "Orbital Amusement." Frontman/namesake Chris Perricelli channels everyone from Foghat and Big Star to Smashing Pumpkins and Queens of the Stone Age on the five-song collection, recorded in Libertyville, Ill., with Ed Tinley of the Ike Reilly Assassination. - C. Riemenschneider, Star Tribune.