CD RELEASE SHOW: June 1st at Molly Malone’s
[By Monica Harris]
LOS ANGELES BASED SHOEGAZE-ROCK/PSYCH-POP GROUP SKYLINE PIGEONS CELEBRATE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM, HOUSE OF MYSTERIES, WITH A CD RELEASE SHOW AT MOLLY MALONE’S ON JUNE 1ST
Santa Barbara/Los Angeles-based sisters Roxanne and Caroline Teti present their debut album, House of Mysteries, 11-tracks inspired by “the traumatic and liberating experience of loss and rebirth, following the Santa Barbara wild fires that claimed their home – and all of their possessions.”
The album takes the listener on an emotional ride with the warm, rich vocals of Roxanne and Caroline, and powerful instrumentals of Andrew Harrison, Ben Potter, and Orly Gal. The album, recorded at Bear Creek Studio in Seattle, was produced by Ryan Hadlock (Blonde Redhead, Ra Ra Riot) and mastered by Grammy award-winning engineer Gavin Lurssen (Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Cat Power, Lucinda Williams). If you like Sleigh Bells, you’ll like Skyline Pigeons. The powerful bass drum layered with whining electric guitar will cause your mind to slip into a daydream.
Concerning the process, Caroline commented, “I rediscovered a part of myself that was temporarily lost while we recorded this album. After our house burned down it paralyzed the positive energy and strength I once had. While I spent countless hours working hard on this album, I also spent a lot of time reflecting to myself in this barn (at Bear Creek) full of such unconditional love for music and I realized music is timeless. There are so many material items that can be lost; photographs and memories can turn to dust but the recordings of beautiful melodies will always be available to anyone as a reliable source of comfort—whenever they may need it.”
Roxanne added, “If anything, the fire as well as songwriting has brought me closer to embracing my true identity and working creatively as a musical team made me realize how important community is and the feeling that people are on this earth to help each other. I think our unity is something transcendent in the quality of the music.”
Our favorites from the album include “It’s Alright,” “Lucid.” And “Stardust Collector” which is dreamy and riveting.
House of Mysteries mesmerizes and shows off Skyline Pigeons’ beautiful and eclectic sound.
Bandcamp site: Skyline Pigeons
4/26/12 Silver Factory Studios – Los Angeles, CA
5/4/12 Anaheim Press Box (Battle of the Bands) – Anaheim, CA
5/23/12 The Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club – Santa Monica, CA
6/1/12 Molly Malone’s – Los Angeles, CA