Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bird Names - Sings the Browns

Sings the Browns is the latest in a long line of great releases from Chicago's Bird Names. Experimental at their core, Bird Names seems to draw their musical compositions from bits and pieces of virtually every genre creating an interesting sound that, when at its best, fits somewhere between the easy-breezy sounds of early 70s folk-pop, mid 90s Japanese noise, and children making music with their Fisher Price tool kit. Somewhere around track 5 ("Natural Weeds"), this album takes off and never looks back culminating in eight songs in a row that will dazzle you with brilliance. My highlights include "Production", "I Had A Girl", and "Taxicabs & Bicycles." Give this record a listen, it's well worth your time.


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