Watch: “Tide Pools” video at YouTube
Olympia, WA-based folk punk group Pigeon Pit is excited to announce the first-ever vinyl pressing of their beloved 2017 cassette release Treehouse out May 19 via Ernest Jenning Record Co. (pre-order). The album will include brand new artwork, exclusive to the vinyl release.
Pigeon Pit’s Lomes Oleander says, “I wrote treehouse in the wake of the ghost ship, adrift in a sea of unknowing, of raw feeling. I had just come out as trans, I was twenty one years old; I didn’t know what the loss of a friend really meant–someone I looked up to and called openly my sister. I write pieces of music that, looking back, always seem to be tied to places i’ve lived. this was my piece from my life in seattle. I was a young girl on a bike who couldn’t stop getting high to drown out the circling of the drain of loss, of the reality of my gender, of my relationship with society. I buried myself in the people who got me through. This is my journal from that time.”
Pigeon Pit is also releasing a brand new video for an unreleased track “Tide Pools.” The song is the band’s first new release since 2022 and the video can be shared now at YouTube.
Also on May 19, the band will released the third pressing of their acclaimed album of Feather River Canyon Blues. On the album, Pigeon Pit’s Lomes Oleander crafts a world of country duets and inhalants, ghosted plans, lysergic fantasies of chosen families, and eyes lit up in porchlight.
Watch the band perform tracks from the album on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series.
Oleander’s folk-punk poetry glitters under gas station lights, weaving together themes of grief, codependency, political struggle, gender, self-love, and adventure. She tells stories that abandon traditional modes of time and linear narrative to reject a reality that is ever-increasingly defined by work, isolation, and detachment. Through the people she loves, she imagines a better place:
Oleander, born in Santa Cruz, California, combines vivid imagery and near-frantic lyrical density in a self-described “journaling of queer survival, trauma, and the labyrinth of experience.” Pigeon Pit’s raw, dream-like songs channel Lucinda Williams and the Mountain Goats, played on a well-worn mix tape in a dark alley that sparkles with shattered glass. Oleander’s performances range from solo acoustic to the six-piece country-influenced instrumentation.
Pigeon Pit will be playing shows in April and May in support of the upcoming releases. Select dates will include performances with Apes Of The State. All upcoming shows are listed below and advance tickets are available HERE.