On a fairly gloomy Friday morning, this new song called “Birds” from Oslo based artist Simen Mitlid seems to be the perfect song for me today. Though it may come across as a strictly somber tune, it also features some brightness with atmospheric harmonies and clean guitars. Really this is a beautifully crafted song akin to something along the lines of older A.A. Bondy or Iron & Wine. Exactly what I needed to hear this morning.
This track will be the title track on an album of the same name coming out in the fall of 2020.
I’m very much in a mellow mood this Monday, and thus my offerings have been fairly gentle today, like this new tune from Simen Mitlid. The Norwegian songwriter has been holed up for the last few years, quietly working on the follow-up to his 2017 release, Everything is the Same. What we have now is the same folk style he offered, only now it seems to be brimming with layers and textures; these make his quieted tunes feel like they expand inside your ears. Atmospheric touches build this blossoming pop euphoria within your head, still keeping things close to you as the light guitar strums pull your ear towards the speaker. Birds will be released later this year.
Less than a month ago I shared a tasty new rock n roll track from Brooklyn based BIRDS and I’m excited to bring you another new song from the group today. This new one called “Scatter” treats us yet again to some straight up rock music with a bit of fuzz and psych elements to boot. It’s time for you to get this band on your radar if you haven’t done so already.
BIRDS will release debut album Everything All At Once on August 18th via Greenway Records (pre-order).
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When one is struggling to find some new tunes to share on this here site, it’s always a good idea to return to simple rock n roll. Today I treat you to some great rock from Brooklyn based BIRDS with their new single “Get Away”. Once you hit play, be ready for 2.5 minutes of a fast paced, guitar driven, straight up rock song. It will be worth your time to listen to this one.
BIRDS will release Everything All at Once on August 18th via Greenway Records.
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Towards the beginning of summer, Nate shared with you guys a sweet little tune called “Holiday” from recent Sub Pop acquisition Poor Moon. Today we have another new song entitled “Birds” from the band’s upcoming self-titled debut LP out August 28th. Nathan compared them to Jens Lekman last time, and I totally see that here and throughout the upcoming release from the band. I also see a little bit of ATH favorite band Crayon Fields in there somewhere and you know we’ve got to love that.
Download: Poor Moon – Birds [MP3]