Coming back to life

Falling Andes has been on hiatus for a long time. Key members of the band have moved to distant lands and our busy lives have gotten in the way. Falling Andes has since dwindled down to how it began—its founding members, Jordan Wood and me, Dan Peluso. 

As much as we have tried to keep Falling Andes alive since our last show in June 2014, roadblock after roadblock has stood in our way and our efforts to revive the mighty Andes have not paid off. Nonetheless, Jordan and I have had enough of gasping for air. We're ready to dust off the equipment and give Falling Andes one last try.

Today we want to announce that we are planning on doing another show in 2016. However, because of certain past and future events, this may be Falling Andes last show. It won't be easy to put this together with it only being the two of us and the other life commitments that we have, but Jordan and I are committed to making it happen. We began as two, and we may very well finish this as two. This is currently on the drawing board, but let this serve as an official announcement that another show is in the works. We hope to have an update before Christmas 2015, so stay tuned!


Dan Peluso of Falling Andes

P.S. Please take a moment before you leave our site and enjoy Falling Andes' first single and music video from 2011, San Francisco. "I remember!"




Working on new music!

Falling Andes has been working on a new single for you and we've already began recording!  We're very excited about the new single as it has a very edgy rock 'n' roll and funk infused sound that is very different than some of our past songs.  We plan to have this new single out for your in early 2015 with a big comeback show to support it.  Stay tuned for more info and updates.  

In the meantime head over to and enjoy our past releases now FREE to download!  An early Christmas present from us to you.


Dan, Jordan, Brian, and Mike

Falling Andes to play DreamOn Music Festival!

DreamOn Pittsburgh is the first ever ice cream music festival.  Omicelo and DreamCream Ice Cream take over Market Square for an amazing 3-day weekend showcasing 25 musical acts, 75 flavors of Dream Cream Ice Cream and the best of Pittsburgh's homegrown talent. Headlining act is Grammy-nominated duo The Foreign Exchange. 

Some of the festivals featured performers include 28 North, Formula 412, Rivka, Chet Vincent & the Big Bend, and yours truly, Falling Andes!  

Falling Andes performs this Saturday, April 12th, at 5:15 PM sharp in downtown Pittsburgh's Market Square.  The music festival is all ages and free to attend so bring the whole family!

Hosts include HBO's Boardwalk Empire breakout star and Pittsburgh native Margot Bingham; model Tunisha Hubbard; Comedian J. Russ; and Wendy Heimann, of Nolan Heimann LLP.  All Dream Cream Ice Cream custom flavors support a local cause or dream! Each ice cream customer chooses 1 of the 75 dreams to support with 25% of their purchase. The entire festival will be captured by Emmy-award winning filmmaker Emmai Alaquiva for a live-stream access at 

Go to for more information.


Click on flyer to enlarge in a light box. 

Pittsburgh City Paper Write-Up

Falling Andes comes back after early Internet hit with EP years in the making 

"We had some kind of success and we wanted to capitalize on that."

If there's one thing Dan Peluso has learned over the years with his band Falling Andes, it's patience.

In 2011, the band was off to a quick start; Peluso had moved back to Pittsburgh after some time working in the music industry in New York City, and he and Jordan Wood started recording together, releasing the single "San Francisco." It got some buzz on indie blogs (Indie Rock Café, Tympanogram), and they built a band around their recording project, deciding to strike while the iron was hot...

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CD Release Party and Show!

We're very excited to officially announce that our new album, "Castlevania," will officially release on iTunes and other online stores worldwide on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  To celebrate the new album we will be having a special CD Release Party and Show at Club Cafe the weekend before, on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA.  

Check out the new flyer/poster for the show and mark your calendars!