Band of the Week: Birdmonster
I'm going to preface this post with this: when my girlfriend asked what I was writing about, I told her I was doing a post about a band named Birdmonster. "What a terrible name," she deadpanned. Yeah, I'm sure these guys have never heard that before. Anyway, I explained that, according to the band, the name captures "the cuddliness and the ferociousness of what (they)'re trying to do." Between that and listening to the greatness of their music, she was sold.
"Our main goal is to rock so hard one of us faints"
--David, guitarist for Birdmonster
mp3: Birdmonster Resurrection Song
Birdmonster is awesome, but they are a bit frustrating. After hearing the band's "Resurrection Song", I immediately went to iTunes and downloaded their entire debut EP. The frustrating part: it's only 3 songs long (you will be left wanting to hear more, I promise). And if those 3 songs are a preview of Birdmonster's future output, this could be the next band that takes the indie rock (not to mention the blogger-nerd) world by storm. The band has drawn frequent comparisons to Modest Mouse, but as Delusions of Adequacy puts it, "while the associations may carry some weight, when did Modest Mouse ever rock this hard?" Dude, I don't want to wait until sometime next year to hear more from these guys.
And, the band's recorded material (all 3 songs of it) apparently doesn't even hint at what kind of, umm, monster they are live. Word is, they stole the show from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and The National when they opened up for them recently in San Francisco. But to frustrate us even further: if you don't live in the SF Bay-area, you can forget about seeing them anytime soon.
But there is good news: the band will begin recording their debut LP in January, and they do have some shows lined up in the near future (visit the band on myspace to see a complete tour schedule).
Read LAist's interview with the band
If you don't have iTunes (yeah right), click the pretty cover art to buy the EP from CD Baby: