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!