The Pygmies

The Pygmies

 Calgary, Alberta, CAN

The Pygmies are a crossbreed of 50's/60's garage rock and 70's punk. They write simple, catchy rock n roll songs about girls and love that usually last about two minutes.


The Pygmies are a crossbreed of 60's garage rock and 70's punk. Starting out in 2011 as a two piece guitar and drums combo they eventually expanded to a four piece with the addition of organ and bass. The band writes simple, catchy rock n roll songs which charm the audience for a minute and thirty seconds at a time.

The founders, Jim Blood (guitar) and Brendan Tincher (drums), are veterans of the Calgary music scene and have played in bands such as The Neckers, The Ronnie Hayward Trio, Miesha & The Spanks and The Cripple Creek Fairies. The addition of Kenna Burima (Woodpigeon, Brenda Vaqueros) on keyboards and Ryan Lottermoser (Restive Hands) has given the band a fuller sound, with four part harmonies, trashy organs, and a pounding rhythm section.

The Pygmies freshman album released in March 2012, is a self titled scorcher that blasts your eardrums with 8 short, poppy garage songs and two garage rock ballads reminiscent of The Kinks mixed with The Real Kids.

In the winter of 2012 the band released a split flexi-disk with local garage punk band, The Fags. The disk was released on the Save by Vinyl label. The Pygmies also released a free Christmas EP on their Bandcamp page.

In early 2013 the band retreated back into the garage to record their second full length album, scheduled for release early this summer. A new track, Inside Your Mind, will be included on the Beatroute Garage Compilation that should be available just in time for Sled Island. The band made a video for the song which can be viewed on their Sonic Bids bio.


The Pygmies - Self titled CD - Sloth Records. Release date - March 22nd 2012 at Broken City in Calgary, AB.

The album is available as a hard copy through and is also available digitally on most mp3 platforms including iTunes and Rhapsody.

The Pygmies/The Fags - He's a Whore - Split flexi-disk single - Saved by Vinyl. Release Date - December 12, 2012.

The Pygmies - Pygmy Parumpapumpum - Xmas Ep - Bandcamp. Release Date - December 12 2012.

The Pygmies have streaming tracks from all releases on their Bandcamp page.