Woodpigeon (aka Mark Andrew Hamilton) has this afternoon announced he will release his fifth full-length album, 'Thumbtacks and Glue', on 25th February 2013.
While 'Thumbtacks and Glue' (released via Fierce Panda in UK & Boompa in US/ Canada) is Woodpigeon's first proper full-length release since 2010 the past few years have been anything but quiet for Mark Andrew Hamilton with the release of the bonus full-length 'Balladeer' in 2010 and the tour-only full-length, 'Diamonds' coinciding with his recent North American tour supporting Patrick Wolf.
There have been multiple EPs and singles, a move from Calgary, Alberta to Vienna, Austria, tours of Europe with Junip and Andrew Bird, plus a slew of headlining and festival dates. The Observer declared Woodpigeon a "Best New Discovery" in June of this year, while Canada's Post City Magazine called Hamilton's September Toronto performance "awe-inspiring", and the Saatchi Gallery awarded Woodpigeon the "New Talent Award" at their inaugural 'Glittering Prizes' that month.
Woodpigeon continues to refine and expand upon his sound with 'Thumbtacks & Glue', recorded in Calgary, Alberta with producer Arran Fisher and mastered by Ryan Morey. Known for his stunning and heart-wrenching orchestral pop, 'Thumbtacks & Glue' shows off Hamilton at his most diverse, from 'Children Should Be Seen And Not Heard' crunching guitar and 'As Read In The Pine Bluff Commercial' pure pop to the delicacy of 'Little Wings' and the bitter sting of 'Robin Song'. This is the sound of a songwriter hitting his stride.
'Thumbtacks & Glue' tracklisting
1. The Saddest Music In The World
2. Red Rover, Red Rover
3. As Read In The Pine Bluff Commercial
4. Children Should Be Seen And Not Heard
5. Little Wings
6. Sufferin' Suckatash
7. Robin Song
10. Thumbtacks + Glue