Pigeon Laundry, Official Launch

Two weeks from now, Pigeon Laundry finally launch their album officially at Django Bar. Aside from Shenzo Gregorio and Julian Curwin playing a wide array of weird and wonderful instruments, the launch band will feature Jess Ciampa, Sam Golding and John Hibbard. Opening the night is the appropriately named Diamond Duck (Jimmy Daley and Brian Campeau). More info and tickets here.

The band has also been releasing some promotional videos, which you can find in this playlist.


Cannibal Spiders

Coming soon, a new project featuring Brian Campeau, Abel Cross, Julian Curwin and Danny Heifetz… Cannibal Spiders!

Pigeon Laundry ‘Blow’ video

Pigeon Laundry are putting out a series of videos leading up to their album release next month. Check out the first one ‘Blow’, which features Shenzo Gregorio on the humble leaf blower…

‘Pigeon Laundry’ Preview

We’re very happy to announce the next Romero Records release, the eponymous debut from Pigeon Laundry, a duo featuring violinist Shenzo Gregorio (FourPlay, Shenzo’s Electric Stunt Orchestra) and guitarist Julian Curwin (The Tango Saloon, Darth Vegas). Largely avoiding their main axes, the album sees the pair drawing from a wide arsenal including cavaquinho (Brazilian ukelele), detuned lap steel, a leaf blower and even the kitchen sink.

The album is released August 5, and launched September 15 at Django Bar.

Listen to excerpts from the album here.

Pigeon Laundry front

Norman Records (UK)

Just a reminder that Norman Records in the UK is selling Romero Records stuff – just got some copies of The Tango Saloon ‘Suspicion’ in, and most of our other releases are in stock too, check it out!

Also available from Wayside Music in the US. More info and links can be found on our Releases page.


Marc Ribot Solo in Sydney

Very excited to announce that The Mango Balloon is doing the support slot for US guitarist Marc Ribot’s first solo performance in Sydney. Known for his work with Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and John Zorn among countless others, Ribot has also released over 20 albums under his own name. August 9th at The Vanguard, more info here.

Marc Ribot

The Tango Saloon & Umlaut reviews

The Tango Saloon ‘Suspicion’ has received a great review from The Music Trust. Including quite a bit of detail, but here is one highlight:

The dark and brooding lyrics have a sophisticated songwriter’s sensibility and a poetic underpinning. These are not clichéd pop lyrics. They are mysterious, dark, atmospheric and unpredictable. There is something of Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave here that works perfectly in the eerie tango and western filmic environments. Song titles like Shadow of a Dead Man and Smoking Gun entice the listener into dangerous and chilling sonic and lyric narratives. There is humour here too while enigmatic elements of surprise in the instrumentation keep the listener engaged.

While we were there we also found a fantastic Umlaut review from last month!

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