Pete International Airport is a new project from Pete Holmstrom of The Dandy Warhols, and also features members of Mercury Rev, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and The Warlocks. Think about what you think that sounds like for just a minute... and you're most likely exactly right.
Pete International Airport the album is absolutely perfect for old school fans of The Dandy Warhols. The main difference is take out some of the poppier moments and add a whole boatload of trippy psychedelia. (Normally I feel bad comparing a side project to the members' main band so much, but they got their title from a song off The Dandy Warhols Come Down which just might be the most Dandy Warhols move of all time...) The openng track, "Sweetheart Tattoo," is pure classic Dandy Warhols in a groovy slacker kind of way. "21 Days" is almost hard rock, and might be the closest to a radio single on the album, if that was still a thing. As the album progresses, the songs seem to lose their traditional structure more and more and get stranger and more experimental. This is both frustrating and compelling, but I lean more towards compelling.
The new self titled album from Pete International Airport will be available on April 7 via Little Cloud Records. You can pre-order the album in various formats and packages now via Bandcamp. However, you can stream the album right now, also via Bandcamp! 9Ah, the magic of the internet!) For more on Pete International Airport, follow them on Facebook.