Serendipity, that strange wind, blew Pheasants into existence along a crescent-shaped curve on the Mississippi River: born of beloved bands Pretty Wild Yellow and Summer, Pheasants took flight from native Louisianan Robert Allen Randow's New Orleans bungalow, after a dream he had that he was running through an endless field with pheasants all around. He then found himself at a party in Mobile with several musicians where he saw a taxidermy pheasant- and he knew that his cosmic scavenger hunt would end in harmonies, pretty instrumentation, and big melodies.
Initially intended as a solo project, Pheasants expanded in scope as Randow's vision blossomed in the spring of 2015. He knew that he wanted to "take great care" with his idea, so he called upon some of the best musicians he knew (who also happened to be good friends) to create the dreamy musical ensemble known as Pheasants. Birds of a feather flock together: so the fluttering flute, musical saw, violin, big, bright bass, glockenspiel, swirly guitar riffs, whirling farfisa, and organ waves melt together like cumulus of the self-titled record, topped off with four-part harmonies. "It's meant to be good time and a little sugar in your iced tea," says Randow.