Minnesota‘s record label, Outer Realms, released Pigeon Hole’s experimental bass bop “Wolves” ahead of their 4-track EP, Noise Parade, available August 17. Heavy breathing builds anticipation in “Wolves” until we’re met with what This Song Is Sick describes as a “CH CH CH A BOMP BOMP BOMP” boiling point; although it has an aggressive tonality, just about anybody can appreciate it’s full-of-life force. If they can’t, you probably shouldn’t be friends with them anyways.
Pigeon Hole’s Colin “Dusty Melo” McCue and Lee “Marmalade” Napthine grew up together in Nanaimo, B.C. and joined the ranks of Vancouver’s socially conscious hip-hop clique Sweatshop Union 18 years ago. This pair’s open-mindedness has led them on a thrilling musical journey, like once performing an acoustic set with indie rock duo Tegan and Sara. Earlier this year, Dusty Melo and Marmalade released their West Coast Bass Music extended play Invasion on Sleeveless Records. Minnesota’s Christian Bauhofer awarded Pigeon Hole the first spot on Outer Realms’ roster.
“Noise Parade is a portrait of us at this very moment,” stated Napthine. “It captures the spirit of what we believe is Pigeon Hole coming into our own. We worked hard, and we think it’s our best EP yet. We’re honored Minnesota believed in the project and wanted it as the first release on the new label. I feel it’s the first of many big things to come.”
Download Pigeon Hole’s single “Wolves” here.