Thursday, January 29, 2009
What do we know about them? Their Myspace site describes them as 'lyrical/surf ' and they appear to consist of Nate Lacy, Tim Skellenger, and Aaron Hanson. Though Nate Lacy appears to be the heart, right leg and both hands of the band; he also does the artwork and mostly records alone. They're influenced by 'the Jingle Cats and Crash Test Dummies' (I did always wonder when bands would start citing them as an influence... guess that time has come!). They're signed to Glacial Pace (Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock's label and also home to Love as Laughter) and they go to sleep and wake up in Portland, Oregon.
Their music sounds like cold mornings, imaginary answering machine messages and (dreams of) forests, rivers and the late night glow of empty refrigerators. (And they're brilliant!)
Oh and you're about to hear a hell of a lot more about them as they're scheduled to open for Modest Mouse on the following dates:
02-22 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
02-23 Visalia, CA - Fox Theatre
02-24 Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Palladium
02-25 Tempe, AZ - Marquee
02-26 Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Convention Center
02-28 Boulder, CO - Balch Fieldhouse
03-02 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
03-03 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
03-04 Austin, TX - Stubb's
03-05 Oxford, MS - Lyric Oxford
03-07 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
03-08 Miami, FL - Langerado Festival
None of which are even remotely close to us, but, as festival season is soon upon us, who knows?
Mimicking Birds - Home and Somewhere else...
Mimicking Birds - The Chimney Sweep
Mimicking Birds - New Doomsdays
Head over to their Myspace page now for plenty of other songs!