"'Dark Heavens' is the title track from Settler's upcoming LP--simultaneously titled Dark Heavens. Settler shot the music video with local filmmaker Zachariah Suto of Rat Castle Films in Worcester, MA. Jarring, sweeping and delicate--Dark Heavens is the most ambitious work to date for the band. The album comes out April 8th, 2018 alongside a limited edition Riso print photo-journal with typeset lyric art."
Words from singer Curtis Emery
Photo taken by Ian McGregor
"The Dirty Byrds formed in the winter of 2017, through the union of members from The Silver Mirrors and Violet Intent. Bringing together influences of Desert Rock, Dream Pop, all things far out, The Dirty Byrds want you to slip on your ear drums and take a dip in the mud. For what was once a solo rockabilly doom-wop solo project from ex-Silver Mirror Joey Q, blossomed into clouds of purple harmony driven by Fernando Echeverry on drums, screaming guitar and a kaleidoscope of pink elephant synth tones from Bobby McDonald (Violet Intent), and deep groove funk from bassman Eli Witman.
"The Dirty Byrd’s debut single, 'How Many Times,' is a stream of consciousness touching on classic elements from 60’s songwriting that remain timeless with each encounter. Beer-bottle-driven slide guitar leads the way to a pallet of synth and harmonies that call back to the origins of soul and rock n’ roll. The song takes a turn with doom-wop vocals and guitar that evokes feelings only pinball, stiff drinks, and a pizza can solve. We've all been there, we are all going there, if you haven't, then oh my you will. It's the best, the worst, and our favorite in between. Slide right in, take our hand, and let's take a dive into The Dirty Byrd's."
Words from singer/guitarist Joey Q
We spent a windy Sunday with The Dirty Birds and here's a video to show for it!
Photo taken by @Hannahblauner
"'Tramp' is the first single off our new album Single Forever available everywhere April 6th. We feel this song represents our experiences in and out of relationships. 'Tramp' specifically touches on trying to win someone over, not being liked back and being forced to move on. This is our second of four videos to be released from our live session with Brad Krieger at Big Nice Studios in Lincoln, RI."
Words from drummer/backup vocalist Mike O'Toole
Pick up Single Forever at their release show, April 5th at the Lilypad in Inman Square. Also playing Lady Pills, Dutch Tulips, & Shane Tripp.