Woodpigeon Trouble on LP
Canadian musician Woodpigeon, aka Mark Andrew Hamilton, has emerged from a brief hiatus to release his sixth full-length Trouble. Merging the best of John Grant with Avalon era Roxy Music, Fleetwood Mac's Tango in the Night, and a nod towards Kanye West's Yeezus, the sounds are transposed to a largely acoustic setting feeding off influences from his travels across the globe. Trouble features Woodpigeon's current line-up of Mark Andrew Hamilton alongside Daniel Gaucher on percussion, Colin Edward Cowan on bass, and Annalea Sordi-McClure on keys. Guest appearances on the album come from David Thomas Broughton and Mary Margaret O'Hara. Many of the songs don't follow typical formats and chord structures but rather fold in upon themselves in a cyclical way, patterns indirectly inspired by music he heard in Turkey and Argentina. Despite being under the same Woodpigeon moniker, Trouble is a huge step forward and the finest album of a storied career.