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Looking for a casual, quiet evening out? Then don’t go see fluorescent dance-pop act Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!

Matt Carney February 8th, 2012

Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! with Balthazar, Jabee and Little Ruckus
9 p.m. Thursday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge

1310 N.W. 25th

“Fuck, yeah, we’re garish!” Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! singer Neil Fridd shouted on the phone, from somewhere in Minnesota.

If nothing else, the man’s concise. “There are a million bands I can go see. We’re gonna do the opposite of that,” he said. “It’s only garish because there’s a ton of really boring bands.”

“Overt” and “absurd” also come to mind when trying to describe his act, whose inside-joke-stuffed LP, “thank you!,” came out last spring, about a year after its 2010 debut, “I Love You! I Love You! I Love You and I’m in Love with You! Have an Awesome Day! Have the Best Day of Your Life!” The lurid art accompanying its albums and websites suggests that a 14-year-old in the late ’90s designed it using GeoCities, and there are about eight more musicians contributing to any given song than necessary.

So why should anyone see the group Thursday night at Kamp’s? Because Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! is the sonic equivalent of enthusiasm. Its songs bounce with catchy piano melodies and pulsing dance beats that are very different from Fridd’s initial aims for making music.

“I wanted to make music like DJ Shadow,” he said.

His easily accessible, irresistibly charming and terrifically offbeat songs work hard to make listeners feel better.

“We feel very kindred to a lot of bands that have a super-high energy and participatory shows,” Fridd said.

In that sense, Terror Pigeon is not unlike our own Flaming Lips, often blurring the lines between band and audience by way of ridiculous costumes, mid-show games, body paint and who knows what else.

Signed to David Byrne’s eclectic world-pop record label, Luaka Bop, Fridd said he has yet to meet the legendary former Talking Heads leader.

“I stood him up at a duck dinner once,” Fridd said. “It was a going-away party for this lady named Tara, and I showed up really late. They were like, ‘Sorry, dude. David left already.’” Nonetheless, Fridd said it was an honor to be on Byrne’s label.

“I almost feel like not elaborating, cause — duh — it rules,” he said. “They encourage me to make the best possible music I can make.”

Photo by Michael Pugliese
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