To hear Pickwick tell it, the evolution of the band has been nothing more than a series of happy accidents. Formed in 2011 as an excuse for a group of friends to hang out and drink beer, the members of Pickwick began experimenting with their own take on Alternative R&B. With a nod to classic Soul, lo-fi Indie Pop, and 90’s Hip Hop, the band began cultivating a sound both familiar and uniquely their own.
Their popular Myths 7-inch series held the #1 sales spot at Seattle's Sonic Boom Records for six weeks in 2011 and was voted as one of the ‘Top 10 Albums of 2011’ by the influential independent Seattle radio station, KEXP.
Following a successful year of festival invites and hometown sell-outs, the band refocused on recording and emerged with Can't Talk Medicine in 2013. Full of lo-fi tape hiss and shimmering reverb, Can’t Talk Medicine gave singer Galen Disston the opportunity to mine themes of mental illness and artistic eccentricity for lyrical inspiration. Songs such as Hacienda Motel, Window Sill, and a collaboration with Sharon Van Etten on Richard Swift’s Lady Luck helped propel the band to the status of a national touring act.
At the beginning of 2016, Pickwick began recording the follow-up to Can’t Talk Medicine with the help of Seattle producer, Erik Blood. Known for his contributions to the experimental Hip Hop acts Shabazz Palaces & TheeSatisfaction, Blood’s influence can be heard particularly on tracks such as Which Way You Go? and Thought It Was You.
The tentative release date for Pickwick’s sophomore album is Spring 2017.