Pigeon Religion

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Pigeon Religion
OriginPhoenix, Arizona, United States
GenresAvant-garde music
Post-punk
Experimental
Noise rock
Industrial
Industrial rock
Post-rock
No Wave
Years active2008-2010
LabelsParts Unknown Records, Gilgongo Records, Jarson International Records, Video Disease Records, Drone Errant Records, Smoke And Mirrors Records, Campaign for Infinity
Associated actsHell-Kite, Filthy Grin, Marshstepper, Destruction Unit
MembersWilliam Watson, Jes Aurelius
Past membersGary 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.[citation needed]

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, Olivia Neutron-John).

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • WHY DO YOU HATE PIGEON RELIGION (Ward-9) (2008)

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)

Singles[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P.R. interview with AOL Music (2010)".
  2. ^ "Video of P.R. show being shut down by police (2010)".[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Archive of past Pigeon Religion performances".
  4. ^ "New Times article".

External links[edit]

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