Pigeon Religion

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Pigeon Religion
Origin Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Genres Avant-garde music
Noise rock
Industrial rock
No Wave
Years active 2008-2010
Labels Parts Unknown Records, Gilgongo Records, Jarson International Records, Video Disease Records, Drone Errant Records, Smoke And Mirrors Records, Campaign for Infinity
Associated acts Hell-Kite, Filthy Grin
Members William Watson, Jes Aurelius
Past members Gary Anarchy

Pigeon Religion were an American post-punk band formed in 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona. Originally, the band consisted of William Watson on bass and vocals, Gary Anarchy on guitar and vocals and Jes Aurelius on drums. After a 2009 Summer West Coast Tour, Gary Anarchy quit the band and left Watson and Aurelius as the principal members, who continued to split all songwriting duties until the band broke up in 2010.

Live shows[edit]

Pigeon Religion live shows were notorious for their uncomfortable atmosphere, characterized by violence and excessively loud volume.[1] Pigeon Religion were rarely able finish a full set without being shut down by police or angry show promoters.[2] In their first year of existence, they performed over 100 live shows[3] and were cited by the Arizona Republic as "The Hardest Working Band in Phoenix", as well as having numerous write-ups in the Phoenix New Times that mentioned their blitzkrieg promotional tactics.[4] To perform live, they enlisted the help of various notable Phoenix musicians. Their most recent list of live contributors was Drek Campbell (Filthy Grin), James Fella (Gilgongo Records, Soft Shoulder), Anthony Doran, Preston Bryant (My Feral Kin, French Quarter), Stuben Steinberg (French Quarter), Vincent S. Baeza, N.Nappa, Anna Nasty (Hell-Kite).


Studio albums[edit]


Cassette releases[edit]

  • Live in the E.R. (Smoke And Mirrors) (2008)
  • Crystallized Meth PROMO (self released) (2009)
  • Warm Insides (Drone Errant) (2010)
  • Live at KDVS (Campaign for Infinity) (2010)


  • Scorpion Milk (Parts Unknown)' (2009)
  • Dead Boss (Gilgongo / Jarson INTL) (2009)
  • Crystallized Meth (Video Disease) (2010)


External links[edit]

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