The Baltimore-based psychedelic funk-rockers Pigeons Playing Ping Pong released their fifth studio album, Presto, on Friday.
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Recorded in Pigeons’ hometown of Baltimore, Presto builds off the quartet’s tremendous live energy. Horn contributions from Here Come The Mummies add sonic layers to the album and help to bring their studio catalog to new heights.
“We went from a lengthy tour straight into the studio to record Presto,” says PPPP guitarist/vocalist Greg Ormont, “And I think that had a big impact on the sound. We had just finished playing a lot of these songs on the road, and that experience made our performances on the album so much more confident, lively, and electric.”
11-tracks deep, Presto blurs the lines between funk, rock ‘n’ roll, and electronic music. Songs like the horn-laden “King Kong”, dark and heavy “Avalanche”, or lyrically deep “Snake Eyes” create a pleasant dichotomy between the happy-ending love song “Fortress” and the feel-good “Dawn A New Day”.
Listen to Pigeons’ latest studio release, Presto, below.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Presto
Goose and the Magic Beans will join Pigeons as they embark on their largest tour ever this winter/spring in support of Presto. Beginning at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ on February 5th, PPPP will circle the west coast throughout the month until they head to the Agora Theatre in Clevland, OH on March 5th. From there, a run of shows throughout the midwest and east Coast will lead them to a two-night run at Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre on April 24th and 25th.
The band is committed to donating $1 from every ticket sold during the tour to Backline, an organization that provides resources to struggling musicians, via their “Dawn A New Day” foundation. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Click here for tickets and more tour information.