Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird

 Berkeley, California, USA
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Bird by Bird is an indie-rock-pop duo from Berkeley, CA consisting of singer/guitarist Jonathan Devoto (previously of the Matches) and drummer/singer Ross Traver. Their debut full-length is filled with catchy guitar hooks, powerful rhythms, and smart, moving lyrics delivered with passion.

Biography

Bird by Bird is an indie-rock-pop duo from Berkeley, CA consisting of singer/guitarist Jonathan Devoto (previously of the Matches) and drummer/singer Ross Traver. After trying out numerous band lineup configurations, the two proudly decided to move forward as a duo, taking advantage of their strong rapport and exuberant chemistry. Their debut full-length album, "While You Sleep" -set for release in Fall '11- is filled with catchy guitar hooks, powerful rhythms, and smart, moving lyrics delivered with passion.

Devoto and Traver deliver a sonically impressive and visually captivating live show, drawing in audiences with their tight performances and intense fervor. Using live guitar loops and rich harmonies, the two-piece manage to create a sound as lush as most four or five-piece rock bands. Though Bird by Bird is a relatively new band, they have built a strong local following, have already done two U.S. tours (including four showcases at SxSW '10), and have landed opening slots at clubs and festivals, supporting bands such as OK Go, Biffy Clyro, Young the Giant, and Crash Kings.

While writing and recording their upcoming full length, Bird by Bird has progressed towards a more focused and developed sound that's being compared to classic artists such as U2, The Police, and Bruce Springsteen, as well as modern bands such as Spoon and The Bravery.

Online: www.facebook.com/birdbybird --- www.birdbybirdband.com
Contact: birdbybirdband@gmail.com

Press:
"Bird by Bird ... are growing a surprisingly fast following by word of mouth in addition to the momentum of the Matches (the popular Oakland-based band where Devoto handled lead guitar and backing vocals)." --SF Indie Fest / sfindie.bside.com

"Albatross, BxB’s debut EP, is a well-produced collection of of emotion, grit, Bruce Springsteen-ian melancholy, and some characteristically great guitar work from Devoto." -- behindthehype.com

"Devoto brings a chameleon-like quality to the lead guitar slot...as he's equally adept at sunny pop and lo-fi fuzz as he is on theater-punk and loud rockers." --Alternative Press magazine, Tim Karan (identifying the three best guitarists in new music)

Discography

While You Sleep - LP - Fall '11
Albatross - EP - August '10