Watch — December 20th, 2011

Woodpigeon Announces ‘For Paolo’ EP

Woodpigeon returns with a new digital EP, For Paolo, available now on iTunes and Bandcamp. Led by songwriter Mark Andrew Hamilton, For Paolo was inspired by his parents and the cassette tapes they played on long, family drives across the prairies of Canada.

Hamilton said, “My parents were always the type to find an artist and album they liked and then listen to it non-stop in the car for years. It’s these tapes which, whether I liked them at the time or not, formed an undeniable part of my musical DNA: Carole King, Falco, a truck-stop Hits of the 1960s compilation.The songs of the For Paolo EP are a valentine of sorts to those old cassettes of my parents – I’d like to think there’s more than just a dash of Fleetwood Mac’s “Tango in the Night” in the title track, a little bit of girly one-hit wonder in “One To Many”. But then again, whenever I think I’m getting pretty close at sounding one way, I’m the only one who hears it – so you’ll have to excuse the thought that there’s a little bit of Boys Don’t Cry’s “I Wanna Be a Cowboy” and Iron Butterfly mixed in here somewhere too.”

Woodpigeon’s title track from the new EP can be heard in full here:

For Paolo track listing:
1. For Paolo (Right click and “save link” for FREE download)
2. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Mark
3. Winnebago
4. By Lamplight
5. One To Many
6. For Paolo (Acoustic)