Just over 2 years ago, Jesse Pilgrim hung up his Pecos Bill identity and formed a full band (The Bonfire) behind his punk-folk tunes. Now, frustrated by the rigors of leading a rock band and pissed off about the political climate in our great state of Maine, he’s revived the name with a distinctly new angle. Meet the new Jesse Pilgrim, because Pecos Bill Aint Dead. Listen below or download here.
If you’ve been enjoying the (stunningly good) new album – Trial & Error – and looking forward to its big release show this Saturday at SPACE, savor it while it lasts. Pilgrim says this is for real, now he’s a Hiphop artist. With gutsy (deserved) slaps in the face of our current governor, an ode to weed, and a striking look at the sad state of American life and what sounds like a warning that we “better start holding out a helping hand,” he’s outdone himself even just three songs in this new direction. The beats are simple and reminiscent of early Beck, but the political bent is what we’ve come to expect from Pilgrim. Bring it on.