Brooklyn-based indie pop outfit Friday Big bird released his first album, Lost Pet Sale Poster Template, now available on all streaming platforms. Thursday night, Radio Free Brooklyn’s Groups make BK the radio show featured a few unreleased album tracks live, with intros from the band, including anecdotes about the tracks. The episode will be released later this week on Radio Free Brooklyn and Groups make BK. Stream the Lost Pet poster template to all streaming platforms and purchase it digitally through Band Camp.
The songs in Lost Pet Poster Template were inspired by the album title – a lost animal is extremely sad, but there is something dark and funny about choosing the right template for the situation. There is sadness throughout this album, but it is filtered through lyrics that focus on specific details and Erica Marchetta-Wood’s bright vocal performances, and the end result is playful and upbeat.
All songs produced by Danny Sullivan, “Battery” was mixed by Ryan Melone, “Summer Dogs” was mixed by Sam Lee (mem Magic Man), all others mixed by Dan Konopka (mem OK Go). The album was mastered by Dave McNair.
If Brooklyn-based indie pop duo Tallbird could turn their sound into something to hold on to, listeners would flip through an immersive album. Eclectic but true to form, their songs are colorful collages of chopped samples, floating vocals and choice instruments. The duo’s influence is also attributable to brilliant indie rock (early REM, The Cure and Alvvays) and sample-based hip-hop (Madlib, RZA, DJ Shadow). The result is fun, upbeat music filled with surprising sounds that escape clear identification. Tallbird was formed at the crossroads of two artists who felt confined to one instrument and believed they could do more. Erica Marchetta-Wood (vocals) and Danny Sullivan (production) wrote and recorded their first EP Sunburn in a period of professional instability, finding their place only through their mutual artistic collaboration. Their first lost pet poster template will be released on September 25.