A Lot Like Birds

A Lot Like Birds

 Sacramento, California, USA
BandAlternativeNew Age

A Lot Like Birds is a 6-8 piece band knocking each other off stage night after night in Sacramento playing orchestral sound-scapes contrasted by discordant, heavy tendencies. Their live sets often set deep moods that swing from thoughtful, emotional build-ups to body-moving, epic climaxes.

Biography


The music scene is over-saturated. In a strictly uniform musical environment that rewards low-risk bands, A Lot Like Birds was formed with two intentions: to push boundaries and move people on the way.

The band is a 6-8 piece Progressive/Post-Hardcore outfit from Sacramento, CA known for their tendency to experiment with several diverse genre influences and their incorporation of orchestral and ambient sound-scapes contrasted by chaotic, schizophrenic episodes. On January 9th of 2011, A Lot Like Birds announced that Kurt Travis (Ex of Dance Gavin Dance, Five Minute Ride, No Not Constant, and O! the Joy) would be the new singer and second front-man, alongside Cory Lockwood. Their debut album Plan B was the brainchild of the band’s guitarist/original vocalist Michael Franzino, who invited several talented musicians in the Sacramento scene to perform on the record. Saxophones, trumpets and trombones, violins and cellos, and female and screamo vocal arrangements all make appearances on the record. Five of these musicians came to form the core of the final band and they have spent their first year of existence diligently perfecting their live set, building their fan base, and most recently, writing their sophomore album as a collaborative effort. Their live set is known for setting deep moods that swing from thoughtful, emotional build-ups to body-moving, epic climaxes.

On June 6th, 2011, A Lot Like Birds will enter the Interlace Audio recording studio with Producer/Engineer Kris Crummet (Closure In Moscow, Fear Before, Dance Gavin Dance) to record their second full length album, which will be released on Doghouse Records in the fall.

Lyrics

Hallows or Horcruxes?

Written By: Michael Franzino of A Lot Like Birds

I harnessed a wave, commanded it to carry me away
It dissolved when the day came, and now I'm still here
And I'm beginning to think that maybe If its all just half as much as i can take, Well I cant fight it now
But its alright now that I'm lying in your bed

Your Ex Marked My Spot

Written By: Michael Franzino of A Lot Like Birds

Just for tonight, can we leave this bed?
Cause I've been alone here waiting for some time
But she's been screaming all night
And even if it wasn't what you planned
You'll still be here when August turns to April
And asks me where I've been, well here i am
(I'd stay for you)

Well I thought I might, just watch as your trepid little footsteps
Will synchronize with mine
So I know that at least we still have time
...yeah at least I still have time

Oh but forever's a beautiful word when its spoken
Two inches from another's face
And oh they all keep telling me that nothing's permanent
As if it could be any consolation

Just for tonight, can we leave this bed?
Cause I've been alone here waiting for some time
But she's been screaming all night
And even if it wasn't what you planned it'd be
You'll still be here when August turns to April
And asks me where I've been, well here I am
(I'd stay for you)

I'll grow old, and die in a house alone
and you won't know
I stayed here
Worked at this job for forty years
i'm still here.

Discography

A Lot Like Birds self-released their first ever full length in late 2009 titled Plan B, which was made available free to download.

A Lot Like Birds is set to release their sophomore full length, on Doghouse Records in the fall of 2011.

Set List

Typical sets are 30-45 minutes long.