You Crashed Your Heart Into Mine
I initially checked out Biirdie only because I heard they covered a song ("We Can't Work It Out") by one of my favorite bands (Saturday Looks Good To Me). Well it turns out this is one of those bands you can fall in love with after hearing only a couple songs.
The band has garnered numerous Bright Eyes comparisons, apparently based solely on frontman Jared's voice, which bears more than a passing resemblance to Conor Oberst's. Maybe if Conor was a little less whiny and went on a major Beach Boys-listening binge, he would be capable of creating songs like these.
I can't stop listening to these two tracks, and I'm pretty confident you guys will like them too. PopMatters describes the band's sound as "trippy chamber pop", citing Jared Flamm's "classy song writing coupled with a strong Phil Spector/Brian Wilson-like production".
Highly recommended, to say the least. Buy the album here.
Biirdie Estelle mp3
Biirdie We Can't Work It Out (SLGTM cover) mp3
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Finest Dearest's debut EP, Pacemaker, is now available on their website (only $5.50!!). Buy it here.
Finest Dearest Sleep Until The Weekend mp3