Hardly a week seems to pass without the release of an excellent new record from Upset the Rhythm records. Birdnames are new to me but on first listen I like what i'm hearing. 'Sings the browns'
is full of strange and wondrous melodic ditties that embrace elements
of country music, folk traditional's and old pop music like the kind
that used to get passed down the generations word of mouth but all
fucked up and confused on a heavy dose of acid. Arrangements are
purposefully sporadic and off-kilter and the recording process is as
deliberately ametuer giving the record both an authentic yet modern
sound. Birdnames share alot in common with Woods and other groups who
are favoring the psychedelic approach to folk and country music but
this is alot stranger like if The Residents shed thier punk rock roots
and started making hippy rock. I really like this sort of thing at the
moment so it gets my thumbs up. Research tells me that these folks have
been together a while and have records out on both Unsound and Lamb
City, just incase you are interested. Ace band, check them out.
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