Another new band? I’m on a roll.
After hearing “Bremen” for the weather on Welcome to Night Vale, I needed to hear more. This is surprising, since I’m not really into the whole folk/country music. I’m not a Mumford and Sons or Zac Brown Band fan, but something about PigPen Theatre Co. is just…good. My favourite song has to be “Crow”.
The band is, as the name suggests, a group of musicians and a theatre company, whose repertoire is full of folk tales/songs. The productions are a mix of live action, puppetry, and original music. All done with just seven guys on stage.
Everything they do is dedicated to telling the story. Every song I hear by them sounds like a grand adventure. The accordion is a surprisingly dramatic touch—almost like a violin. And I love when they harmonize their voices. It’s soothing, but seems to build tension at the same time.
They even did a TedTalk on their creative process. And the scene they perform at the end? Just watch it:
It looks so simple. It sounds so haunting. And it’s beautiful.
Featured image is the set of The Old Man snd The Old Moon production by PigPen Theatre Co. from http://www.pigpentheatre.com/
Did you like “Crow” by PigPen Theatre Co.? Have music you think should be on The Playlist? Leave a comment below!