Pigeons – “No Other Way” & “The Postcard”

Pigeons is the dreamy, off-kilter, mantra-building bedroom-psych duo of Bronx-based husband/wife team Wednesday Knudsen and Clark Griffin. Their third album, Liasons, follows Si Faustine and the Hearts single, both out via Olde English Spelling Bee earlier this year. The couple lived in Paris briefly; two songs here are sung in French (including a Serge Gainsbourg cover). While residing in Seattle, they played with Alan Bishop’s Sublime Frequencies cohort Hisham Mayet in the Abduction-approved Sea Donkeys collective. After that, they collaborated with members of No Neck Blues Band. All of this should give you an idea of their sound. Here, alone and hazily insular outside of guest guitar via Enos Slaughter/GNAW’s Carter Thornton, they affix flute, saxophone, and drum machine to the drifting Dalton vocals and note-y Charalambides guitars. Feel free to reference the Rain Parade/Opal, too, but on a weirder, post-Majora trip. (Anyone remember Leslie Q?) I like the languid, old-fashioned feel of Liasons’s longest track, “No Other Way.” It sounds like it was recorded in a hotel on the side of an empty highway.

Pigeons – “No Other Way”

Liasons is out 11/16 via Soft Abuse. Here’s the B-Side from the Visions Of The Valley tour single, also out via SA.

Pigeons – “The Postcard”

And, while we’re collection, this is “Tendresse” from last year’s Lunettes 7″:

Pigeons – “Tendresse”

They’re on tour with Australian Siltbreeze duo Fabulous Diamonds.

10/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool #
10/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Monster Island !!
10/31 – Boston, MA @ Spectacle ^^
11/02 – Chicago, IL @ Permanent Records in-store %
11/02 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle $
11/03 – Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College %
11/04 – Iowa City, IA @ White Lightning ##
11/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Club Med ##
11/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon Bar %
11/07 – Omaha, NE @ The Manor ##
11/10 – Missoula, MT @ TBA %
11/11 – Anacortes, WA @ The Business Records in-store %
11/11 – Bellingham, WA @ NoHouse %
11/12 – Seattle, WA @ Josephine %
11/13 – Portland, OR @ East End %
11/16 – Sacramento, CA @ The Hub %
11/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Aquarius Records in-store %
11/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill $$
11/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Curio $$
11/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Dressing Room %
11/23 – Houston, TX @ Notsuoh %
11/24 – New Orleans, LA @ The Circle Bar %
11/26 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar %
11/27 – St. Augustine, FL @ TBA %
11/28 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Farside %
11/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root %
11/30 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight **
12/01 – Lexington, KY @ TBA %
12/02 – Columbus, OH @ TBA %

# w/ Fabulous Diamonds, Electroputas
!! w/ Fabulous Diamonds, MODRA
^^ w/ Fabulous Diamonds, Prince Rama
% w/ Fabulous Diamonds
$ w/ Fabulous Diamonds, Wet Hair, Running
## w/ Fabulous Diamonds, Wet Hair
$$ w/ Donovan Quinn, Fabulous Diamonds
** w/ Fabulous Diamonds, Dan Melchior

Tags: Pigeons