Woodpigeon Returns To The Skies

Calgary based Woodpigeon is set to emerge with the coming of autumn. The band recently released a new LP, entitled BALLADEER / to all the guys i’ve loved before on vinyl and digitally online, along with a new digital EP, Our Love is as Tall as the Calgary Tower.

Originally envisioned as a bonus CD, and  included with Woodpigeon’s critically acclaimed third album, Die Stadt Muzikanten, BALLADEER is comprised of twelve beautifully crafted and intimate songs features collaborations with England’s Beth Jeans Houghton, Montreal’s Witchies and Scotland’s Eagleowl.

Likewise, Our Love is as Tall As the Calgary Tower features a cover of Withered Hand’s “No Cigarettes”, remixes of “Empty-Hall Sing-Along” by Dead Edits and the title-track, “Our Love is as Tall as the Calgary Tower” by Montag, plus a brand new track, “Hove Beach”.

Currently on tour in Europe, Woodpigeon will return to their homeland of Canada for two shows next month. Find more info on those dates down below.

Canadian Tour Dates

10/6/10 – Toronto, ON @ Yonge-Dundas Sq.
11/18/10 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway

CMJ Marathon Leaks the News on (Some) Bands


CMJ 2009 is just around the corner. It’s so close we can smell it in the air. Even though the artists aren’t supposed to be revealed until late next week the earliest, CMJ managed to spill the beans on a few. And by few we mean 70 out of about 1,200 bands. No huge names have been released yet but CMJ always holds out on us. The festival will take place from October 20th to the 24th this year in New York City as always. Is there any other place to hold such an event? Going strong for 28 years it’s always one of the most anticipated music festivals of the year. Some of the bands that have been confirmed so far are The Antlers, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Action Painters, These United States, Otter Petter, and Woodpigeon.

Discounted passes are available at CMJ.com until Tuesday August 18th. Act fast to avoid paying the regular price.