Review By Brayden Bagnall
Genre/s: Noise Rock
For Fans Of: Flipper, Stretchheads, Scratch Acid, Drunkdriver, Pygmy Shrews, Kilslug
Pigeon Religion came out of the same scene that's given us Avon Ladies, Tempe SS, Destruction Unit and Marshstepper - so I can almost slap a quality guaranteed sticker on this right now. But for those of you who want a little more information, Pigeon Religion were a noise rock group who existed from 2008 - 2010. In that criminally short time frame they cranked out some of the most uncomfortable, awkward noise rock dirges this side of Flipper's Generic, with little or no regard for whose ears they hurt in the process. The guitars are sloppy and sludgy, and have no qualms with letting the feedback to the talking, while the vocals come from the school of David Yow yelping - with a slightly more unhinged, caustic edge. As energetic as they were lethargic and drugged out, Pigeon Religion pretty much played the best modern take on weirdo, outsider noise rock. Too fucking bad they called it quits.
This is a frustrating post for numerous reasons, mostly because this is one of those bands with a ridiculously small discography, and excellent music. Godfuckingdammit.
Secondly, of this small discography - that includes a few live recordings, a mysterious LP, some 7"s and tapes I CAN ONLY FUCKING FIND the 7"s and a single tape online. URGH.
So if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of the missing releases, please oh please hit me up. I'd like to listen to them for starters, and then maybe share them with the general public.
TRACKLISTING: (aka please give me the missing releases)
Warm Insides CS
1. Warm Insides (I swear this is a cover of 'I Saw You Shine')
2. No Boundaries
1. Scorpion Milk
2. White Fluff
1. Dead Boss
3. Huge Bummer
1. Crystallized Meth