02 November 2010

Pigeons US tour underway, new album Liasons due 16 November

Bronx sweetheart duo Pigeons are out on tour right now with Fabulous Diamonds, in support of their forthcoming third album, Liasons, due on Soft Abuse as CD/ LP / DL on 16 November. Here's their complete list of confirmed dates --

10/31 - Boston, MA - Spectacle
11/02 - Chicago, IL - Permanent Records in-
11/02 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle (with Wet
Hair, Running)
11/03 - Oberlin, OH -
Oberlin College
11/04 - Iowa City, IA
- White Lightning (with Wet Hair)
11/05 - Minneapolis, MN -
Club Med (with Wet Hair, Shahs, Robust Worlds)
11/06 - Minneapolis, MN -
Hexagon Bar (with Brute Heart, Leisure Birds)
11/07 - Omaha, NE - The Manor (with Wet Hair)
11/11 - Anacortes, WA - The Business Records in-store
11/11 - Bellingham, WA -
NoHouse (with Jazz Magazine)
11/12 - Seattle, WA - Josephine
11/13 - Portland, OR - East
End (with Monopoly Child Star Searchers)
11/16 - Sacramento, CA - The Hub
11/17 - San Francisco, CA - Aquarius Records in-store
11/17 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill (with Donovan Quinn & the 13th
11/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo Curio (with Donovan Quinn)
11/19 - Irvine, CA - UC
11/20 - Phoenix, AZ - The Dressing Room (with Eddy Detroit)
11/23 - Houston, TX -
11/24 - New Orleans, LA - The Circle Bar (with Hosanna)
11/26 - Pensacola, FL -
The Handlebar
11/27 - St. Augustine, FL -
11/28 - Tallahassee, FL - The Farside (with Langtry)
11/29 - Atlanta, GA - Wonder Root

11/30 - Chapel Hill, NC - Nightlight (with Dan Melchior und Das Menace)

More dates may be confirmed, for the latest, check out Pigeons homepage here.

Liasons is the third Pigeons full-length, following on the heels of Si Faustine (released by Olde English Spelling Bee earlier this year), and 2008's Virgin Spectacle (on Black Dirt). Liasons finds the band in the midst of an enormous creative leap; the psychedelic chanson moves of previous releases now cohabit with spacious westcoast art-blues & wistful cosmic folk tunes, casually invoking Catherine Ribeiro, Brigitte Fontaine, Grim and Opal. Pigeons’ singular approach to structure, arrangements & production techniques - mirrored by the disruptive spelling of Liasons – culminate with Wednesday Knudsen and Clark Griffin lacing their songs with flute, saxophone, echo, drum machines and languid guitar lines. Liasons also includes two songs in French, one of which is a brilliant a take on Laisse Tomber les Filles (by Serge Gainsbourg). Artwork from Mary Nicholson appears throughout. We're now taking pre-orders for Liasons, all of which will ship to arrive before the release date...

Also in time for the tour, we've released a 7" single (Visions of the Valley), pressed in an edition of 200, and have printed up some Pigeons shirts as well. Click here to preview or purchase the single, and click here for shirt info. The band will have plenty of each to sell at their gigs as well...

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