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Doubt Is For Losers

by Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda

Creative songwriting akin to Paul Simon or The Beatles - complex chord changes with singable melodies and multiple styles.
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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1. Doubt Is For Losers
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2. Dream With Me
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3. Something So Far
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4. You're My Girl
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5. Treading Water
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6. Clearly
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7. The Crusher
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8. Faz
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9. What?
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10. Julie
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11. Watching Rain Turn To Snow
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12. (I'm) Here With You
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13. Samosa Blues
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
CREDITS:

Produced by Pete Pidgeon
Recording Engineer: Eric Oliver at Upright Basement Studio in Boston, MA August 23, 2006 - May 30, 2007
Mixing Engineer: Brian Brown at Camp Street Studios in Cambridge, MA June 1 - June 15, 2007
Assistant Engineers: Alex Hartman, Adam Taylor at Camp Street Studios
Mastered by: Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Newton, MA August 14, 2007
Manufactured by: Ken Cmar at Wonderdrug Records in Cambridge, MA
Radio Promotion for this album: Adam Lewis at Planetary Group, Boston, MA
Public Relations for this album: Perry Serpa at Good Cop PR, New York City, NY
Management, Booking & Band Contact: www.Arcoda.com

Art Direction & Design: Pete Pidgeon
Cover & Interior Photography: Eva Were (www.evawere.com)


MUSICIANS:

DOUBT IS FOR LOSERS Every performer and instrument on the album plays one note each. This song is completely analog.

DREAM WITH ME Pete Pidgeon - hollowbody electric guitar, lead & backup vocals, mutter, wind chimes, Triton synthesizer, rain stick, finger cymbals, maraca, cowry shell shaker, finger snaps, “lollipops,” glockenspiel, Rhodes piano, Burma bell/ Eric Kalb - drumset/ Nate Edgar - electric bass guitar/ Peter Prince & Greg Lutrell - backup vocals/ Keith Hollis - Rhodes piano/ Lucas Lejeune - violin/ Eric Oliver - mutter/ Daniel Duncan - C & piccolo trumpets/ Kazuki Oya - concert chimes/ Paulo "Cesar" Pereira – cello

SOMETHING SO FAR Pete Pidgeon - guitars (Stratocaster, hollowbody electric & acoustic, acoustic, tremolo acoustic, 12-string acoustic), lead & backup vocals, crash cymbal, anvil, strummed piano, wind sound effect, tambourine/ Eric Kalb - drumset/ Nate Edgar - electric bass guitar/ Paul Wolstencroft - strummed piano/ Keith Hollis - organ, piano/ Seth Rivers - electric bass stunts

YOU'RE MY GIRL Pete Pidgeon - guitars (Telecaster, Stratocaster, electric hollowbody), lead vocals, finger snaps, claps, tambourines, shaker, cowry shell shaker/ Eric Kalb - drumset/ Nate Edgar - electric bass guitar/ Peter Prince & Greg Luttrell - backup vocals/ Brian Thomas - trombone/ Sam Kininger - alto saxophone/ Mark Erickson - trumpet/ Taka Hagiwara - tuba/ Keith Hollis - organ/ Brian Brown & Alex Hartman - claps/ Horn Arrangement by Brian Thomas and Pete Pidgeon

TREADING WATER Pete Pidgeon - acoustic guitar, vocals/ Eric Kalb - drumset/ Nate Edgar - electric bass guitar/ Keith Hollis – piano

CLEARLY Pete Pidgeon - hollowbody electric guitar, lead & backup vocals, vibraphone/ Eric Kalb - drumset/ Nate Edgar - electric bass guitar

THE CRUSHER Pete Pidgeon - Stratocaster guitar, vocals/ Eric Kalb - drumset/ Nate Edgar - electric bass guitar

FAZ Pete Pidgeon - guitars (acoustic, nylon string, Stratocaster), vocals, glockenspiel, ride cymbal, sleigh bells/ Randy Wooten - drumset/ Seth Rivers - electric bass guitar/ Keith Hollis - Nord synthesizer/ Daniel Duncan - Bb Trumpet/ Bekka Schellenberg - violin, viola, contrabass/ Hanui Kim & Paulo "Cesar" Pereira - cello/ Emilia Wachter - harp/ Kazuki Oya - timpani/ Mei-mi Lan - clarinet/ Nozomi Kasano – trombone

WHAT? Pete Pidgeon - guitars (acoustic, nylon string), vocals, piano, ride cymbal, castanets, Noah bell, wing flap sound effects/ Randy Wooten - drumset/ Seth Rivers - electric bass guitar/ Keith Hollis - piano, organ/ Daniel Duncan - Bb Trumpet/ Bekka Schellenberg - violin, viola, contrabass/ Hanui Kim & Paulo "Cesar" Pereira - cello/ Taka Hagiwara - tuba/ Nozomi Kasano - trombone/ Erin Huang - french horn/ Lani Smith - oboe/ Mei-mi Lan - clarinet/ Julian Johnston - flute/ Kazuki Oya – timpani

JULIE Pete Pidgeon - guitars (Stratocaster, soprano, hollowbody electric & acoustic, acoustic, 12-string acoustic), vocals, sleigh bells, triangle, darbuke, shaker, cowry shell shaker/ Eric Kalb - drumset/ Nate Edgar - clean electric bass guitar/ Seth Rivers - distorted & clean electric bass guitar, contrabass

WATCHING RAIN TURN TO SNOW Pete Pidgeon - nylon string guitar, vocals/ Tom Arey - drumset/ Timo Shanko - contrabass/ Keith Hollis – piano

(I'M) HERE WITH YOU Pete Pidgeon - guitars (hollowbody electric, Stratocaster), vocals, tambourines, shaker, cowry shell shaker, maraca, ride cymbal/ Eric Kalb - drumset/ Nate Edgar - electric bass guitar/ Brian Thomas - trombone/ Sam Kininger - alto saxophone/ Mark Erickson - trumpet/ Taka Hagiwara - tuba/ Keith Hollis - organ, piano

SAMOSA BLUES Pete Pidgeon - guitars (Stratocaster, electric hollowbody), lead & backup vocals/ Randy Wooten - drumset/ Seth Rivers - electric bass guitar/ Bekka Schellenberg - violin, viola, contrabass/ Hanui Kim - cello/ Daniel Duncan - Bb Trumpet/ Erin Huang - french horn/ Nozomi Kasano - trombone/ Taka Hagiwara - tuba/ Kurt Schellenberg - backup vocals/ Horn Arrangement by Brian Thomas and Pete Pidgeon

All orchestral arrangements, lyrics and music by Pete Pidgeon.

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Boston Metro

Boston Metro Review 12-17-07 by Linda Laban
The songs on Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda's "Doubt is For Losers" are as sparklingly positive as its title suggests. This self-produced, self-released effort (one of several discs released since 1998) combines funk, gospel, AM radio pop, Broadway, and jazz. Conviction, if not downright fervor, carries him far. That and a solid band, which includes Dap Kings/ John Scofield drummer Eric Kalb. Oddly, or not, the disc isn't touched by any musical influences past the mid 1970s.
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BostonMusicSpotlight.com

Interview with Pete Pidgeon 12-09-07
"Pete Pidgeon Aims High With Arcoda"
Locals to celebrate new release at Bill's Bar Friday Night
by Jed Heneberry, Managing Editor

You can’t say Pete Pidgeon isn’t trying. On his new full-length album with his band Arcoda, "Doubt Is For Losers," Pidgeon plays over 30 of the 89 odd instruments on the record, all while serving as the producer, art director, manager, booking agent, and songwriter. “The important thing is that I’ll be getting more sleep in the next week or so than I have in the last year and a half,” Pidgeon quips.

That grueling recording process is a result of Pidgeon’s intense drive to succeed in his desire to make music for a living. “When I realized I was going to be turning 30 soon I realized I had to get my act together,” says Pidgeon. “If I’m gonna do it I’m gonna do it now. I really went all out and did everything I could possibly do on this record so that if it didn’t succeed, then I could look back and say that there was nothing else I could have done.”

The result is an album steeped in the staples of pop tradition, importing blues from Motown, horns from soul, strings from The Beatles, and filtering it all through a virtuosity which stems from the jazz tradition. Standout song “What?” contains many of these influences all within its constantly shifting arrangement.

“There was just so much work going into that tune,” Pidgeon says of the song. “It started out as just me playing the chords on the acoustic guitar, but it had so much more potential that I decided to go all out and get the whole orchestra involved. Even just tracking down someone who played the tympani was a process.”

"Doubt’s" grandiose ambitions are a far cry from Arcoda’s beginnings at SUNY New Paltz in the Hudson River Valley. Pidgeon moved to Boston after outgrowing the local scene and linked up with The Slip and members of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones during Arcoda’s early time in the hub.

“That scene was really bumping at the time,” Pidgeon explains. “Then about a year after it dried up. And not until about a year ago did it seem like anything was happening. There’s a good scene now that’s starting to brew up in the Boston area, Zox, Bon Savants, Bang Camaro, all those bands are starting to make a great buzz for the scene now.”

Pidgeon and Arcoda will celebrate the release of "Doubt Is For Losers" this Friday at Bill’s Bar on Landsdowne Street. Accompanying the band will be four-piece horn section Two Dolla Crack Horns.

“If the amount of work that I’ve put into the album is any display of the potential of the live show then people should expect a lot from it,” promises Pidgeon. “The show is very tight. Think of a James Brown Soul review where it hits very hard and the tension is there the whole time, we don’t let up. It’s going to be a very exciting show. We’re not going out there to just play the songs.”

Indeed, Pidgeon is way past just playing the songs. He’s now playing them with a definite purpose, a sense of ambition with a hint of desperation that reveals just how important making music is to him. And if Pidgeon’s own personal dedication and intensity is any indication, Arcoda will continue to make music for a long time to come.

Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda play Bill’s Bar Friday, November 9. "Doubt Is For Losers" is available at www.petepidgeon.com, along with more information about the band.
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