Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Release Highly Anticipated Sixth Studio Album, 'Perspective' [Stream/Listen] • Volume
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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Release Highly Anticipated Sixth Studio Album, ‘Perspective’ [Stream/Listen]

Psychedelic funk quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have released their sixth studio album, Perspective.

As the band approaches fifteen years as a touring act, Perspective comes wrapped in a twelve-track collection, representing a summative assessment of the band’s storied career from a bird’s eye view. The challenges presented by the current pandemic were daunting for a quartet composed of seasoned road warriors accustomed to performing over one hundred shows annually. Perspective became a creative stopgap during the challenging times, with each band member finding catharsis through the music.

“Our first thought was, ‘though we can’t play live, we have to keep the music alive, even if just for our own sanity,’” reflects frontman Greg Ormont in a press statement. “Music is our life force and we have to keep the fire burning. So instead of watching the world go by, we quickly decided to pour all of our creative energy into the studio and rejoice in the healing power of music.”

Working safely out of Wright Way Studios in their hometown of Baltimore, the band – comprised of Jeremy Schon (lead guitar, vocals), Greg Ormont (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ben Carrey (bass, vocals), and Alex Petropulos (drums, vocals) – dove headfirst into musical creation as the world sank into quarantine, bringing Perspective to life. Heralded by four outstanding singles, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong enlisted the support of several acclaimed guest musicians throughout the record, including ALO’s Zach Gill on “Indiglo,” Here Come The Mummies on “Elephante,” and The String Cheese Incident’s Jason Hann on “Move Like That.”

“Elephante” – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong


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Along with a celebratory studio version of “Sir Real,” a lionized rarity in the band’s extensive live catalog, it’s also the album’s middle track “Su Casa” that exemplifies the group’s captivating musical range both in and out of the studio. While the band lacks a fifth member keyboardist, the studio version adds that fifth musical dimension to the track with harmonized synths paired along with Schon’s psychedelic riffs.

After heavily touring throughout the west coast the past several weeks in support of the new album, the band is slated to headline Brooklyn Steel tomorrow night, continuing to hit venues and festivals, including High Sierra Music Festival, throughout the country this spring and summer. The band will complete their venue tour on at the end of this month before playing their own music festival Domefest on May 19th-20th. The weekend after, the band will headline Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre alongside The Motet on May 27th. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit the band’s website. Stay tuned for an upcoming interview feature and full album review in the coming weeks.

Stream Perspective below and listen on all streaming platforms here.