It would be impossible for me to talk about this band, San Francisco electro-funk quartet, Birds & Batteries, without employing the same list of ever-tapped comparables: Kraftwerk, Talking Heads, Devo... etc. I will say though that Birds & Batteries take the CBGB art band formula and apply some second wave D.C. hardcore aesthetics, creating an emo synth pop hybrid that sounds noir-ish, clean and accessible.
"The Villain" is taken from their new EP, Up To No Good, which comes out in November.
Letters From A Tapehead
Some new and not-so-new selections for June. DEAFKIDS: " Espiral da Loucura " (via Rarely Unable / Bandcamp ) Via Ra...
Boston area label, I Heart Noise , will be reissuing Tommy Bell , a highly obscure indie rock album from Boston's own, Turkish Deligh...
As a manifesto for change, there's something interestingly similar to Charlie Haden 's Liberation Music Orchestra I hear with &quo...