Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are a band whose very existence is rooted in the unyielding quest for joy and positive energy. Blending infectious funk grooves, psychedelic jams and experimental electronics, the Baltimore quartet’s new album, Pizazz, is a buoyant, blissful reminder of how much fun music can be. Eschewing the traditional funk band lineup that typically includes keyboards, PPPP builds effervescent soundscapes with just two guitars, bass, and drums, crafting their music with a sophisticated ear for both open space and dense layering.
While Pizazz is a familiar continuation of the journey that’s earned the band its expanding and devoted following, it also marks the beginning of a new chapter for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. The 11 tracks represent the group’s first material recorded with new drummer Alex Petropulos, whose tight grooves and explosive power push the sound to new heights.
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