BIRDS 'Everything All At Once'
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BIRDS debut is filled with indie/alternative rock influences with catchy hooks and psychedelic sensibilities. It has a timeless feel drawing inspiration from every decade of rock music

Brooklyn’s BIRDS release their debut LP, ‘Everything All At Once’ on August 18th, 2017 via Greenway Records. Filled with indie/alternative rock with catchy hooks and psychedelic sensibilities. Creating a timeless feel drawing inspiration from every decade of rock music. Featuring fuzzy riffs, 90’s rock, 80’s choruses, memorable pop appeal, and moments of psychedelic jamming.  Their first single ‘Get Away’ has bright guitars and smooth vocal harmonies highlighting their pop sensibilities.

The opening track ‘See It All’ displays influences from The Smashing Pumpkins mixed with My Bloody Valentine.  Vibrato and delayed guitar make for early post-rock washes with catchy melodies drawing up memories of the 1990’s. This type of musical blending defines the style of the album.  Cross-fading of different styles and influences from their musical lexicon makes for a unique brew.  ‘Everyday’ takes a Kurt Vile swagger on the vocals, dreamy choruses with synth-like guitars, and sparkling keys.  In ‘Slow Time’ BIRDS get weird tipping their hat to the fuzzy spaced-out rock of yesteryear. Heavily delayed and reverberated guitar lines paired with danceable rhythm parts are everywhere on the album.

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‘Everything All At Once’ show off BIRDS diverse musical influences packing their whole record collection into the album. Many new bands explore a variety of different styles to establish what becomes their own unique sound. This process is on full display as they explore an ‘Everything All At Once’ approach to album writing. The blending and mixing of genres gives a little something for nearly any listener and places BIRDS in their own place in contemporary indie rock

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BIRDS are made up of Duane Lauginiger on guitar and vocals, Jessica Reynoza on bass and vocals. Jess Rees kicks out the rock on guitar and Tim Plunkett lays down the drums. They are out of Brooklyn, New York where Duane Lauginiger runs a basement studio called, Time Castle, where the album was written. ‘Everything All At Once’ was recorded by Paul Kastabi at Thunderdome Studios. 

The LP is to be released on limited edition splatter vinyl on Greenway Records. BIRDS have released a series of 7” singles on Greenway Records building momentum for their tour and full-length release. ‘Everything All At Once’ will also be on limited edition cassette. This fall they embark on USA tour dates to promote their singles and LP.

BIRDS are clearly something to be excited about with talented songwriters and musicians who will develop and evolve to ever greater heights. “Everything All At Once” is a joy with shining moments of pop music and experimental passages for a diverse sampler of musical styles. The album goes to unpredictable places leaving surprises for the audience. The songs have many rich moments with catchy riffs and vocals. The hooks spin around inside your head for days after listening, begging the listener to play it again. 

‘Everything All At Once’ is out on August 18th 2017 via Greenway Records. 

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