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Chicago foursome The Dirty Pigeons are an ambitious Rock and Roll band comprised of Brian Morrissey, Dan Ingenthron, Ryan Juravic, and Nate Weathers. Captivating audiences with their raw, earnest performances, the band has shared the stage with Drive By Truckers (ATO), Dawes (ATO), Joe Pug (Lightning Rod), Ezra Furman & The Harpoons (Kinetic Family), PUJOL (Third Man, Saddle Creek), & Apex Manor (Merge). They have kept quite busy for a band that has only been in existence for little over a year.
Brian Morrissey’s songwriting owes a debt to Neil Young, Sparklehorse, Big Star, and comedian Bill Hicks. Smart arrangements, melodic vocals, unexpected rhythmic shifts, heavy guitars and thick keyboards are what anchor the band’s sound. The Dirty Pigeons are a true rock and roll band with their hearts rooted in the past, but minds looking towards the future.
The recording process for the debut EP began in the fall of 2011. With years of studio experience, the band decided to record and produce all of the material on their own. Contsructing makeshift studios in the back of a guitar shop and in their own apartments, the results were just what they had envisioned; the perfect blend of live rawness and elaborate studio orchestration. With their debut EP released in October of 2012, the band continues to write new material and build on their acclaimed live performances.