Extinct Birds, new album + Antidote 30th anniversary, so PS: PJDS party!
Pieter-Jan De Smet has been playing music for more than 40 years and will celebrates the 30th anniversary of his debut ‘Antidote’ with a new album: ‘EXTINCT BIRDS’.
Aside from brand new songs, the band will also perform quirky versions of older work for the occasion.
Max and James De Smet, sons of Pieter-Jan, will provide the support act. Together with Tijl Van Wambeke, they form the band ODO.
In and around Gent, the trio has already been creating screaming fans and attracting crowds for just under a year. Expect fresh own work and lots of abandon. Rock-’n’-roll as it should be.
Tijl Van Wambeke: bass and vocals
James De Smet: guitar and vocals
Max de Smet: drums and vocals
Pieter-Jan De Smet released a total of six albums and a compilation under his own name, as PJDS and as Beuzak – of which all but the first two albums appeared on his own Beuzak Records label.
‘EXTINCT BIRDS’ is the new PJDS album, the band of Pieter-Jan De Smet, Mirko Banovic (of Arno, FES - Boggamasta, Arsenal, Stilll, Rapidman, among others), Teun Verbruggen (FES - Boggamasta, Jef Neve Trio, BOAT…) and Frederik Segers (of Stadt, amongst others).
Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Iggy Pop, U2) mixed the songs to the next level.
‘EXTINCT BIRDS’ is a raw, exotic and fiery ode to the sea and to Ostend, subdued and exuberant at the same time. The album was recorded at various locations and various times throughout the cursed year 2020.
On ‘EXTINCT BIRDS’ PJDS behaves like beachcombers on a musical beach, somewhere between the water and the embankment. New material emerges from what washes ashore and inevitably sand creeps into the works.