Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Perform Live For World Cafe & Share ‘Stop Making Cake’ Pro-Shot Video


Pigeons Playing Ping Pong recently stopped by the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia to perform for NPR’s live music video series of the same name. PPPP also shared pro-shot full-show video of their Stop Making Cake Halloween tribute to the music of Talking Heads and Cake in New York City.

For the World Cafe performance on January 17, Pigeons played their 2019 singles “Dawn A New Day” and “King Kong.” Both songs will appear on PPPP’s upcoming album, Presto, which drops tomorrow (January 24).


On November 1, 2019 Pigeons Playing Ping Pong descended on the PlayStation Theater in New York City to deliver night two of their multi-city Halloween run featuring the music of Talking Heads and Cake. The show — where the quartet welcomed The West End Blend Horns — saw PPPP offering up Cake favorites like “Love You Madly and “The Distance” as well as Talking Heads classics including “Crosseyed And Painless,” “Nothing But Flowers” and “Naive Melody.” The band also fit in original staples like “Upfunk, “Julia,” “Ocean Flows” and more.

Check out PPPP’s World Cafe performance as well their Stop Making Cake concert below:

Dawn A New Day

King Kong

Stop Making Cake NYC


Stop Making Cake NYC Setlist

Set One: Too Long, Burning Up My Time > Love You Madly*^ > Burning Up My Time* > Sunny Day > The Distance*^~ > Sunny Day, The Liquid*, The Great Curve*^% > Upfunk > Drums+ > Upfunk, Julia > Nothing But Flowers*^ > Julia

Set Two: Henrietta, Naive Melody* > Porcupine > Burning Down The House* > Porcupine, Lightning* > Cheese Nugget*^# > Crosseyed And Painless* > Lightning*, Horizon > Sheep Go To Heaven*^ > Horizon

Encore: Ocean Flows


  • “Stop Making Cake” Halloween Night 2
  • * w/ West End Blend(er) horns
  • ^ First time played
  • ~ Instrumental
  • % Reggae style w/ Live Life intro and outro
  • + Drum solo played with whisks, spatulas, spoons and mixing bowls
  • # Nugget / Say Cheese mashup