Birds of Prey
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Birds of Prey

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The best kept secret in music


"2004 demo review"

Jim Biggs of Black Nite Crash once laughed {in his charmingly dry, self-deprecating way} at how his band emulated a shoe-gazer style that wasn't particularly successful even in its own heyday. Which got me thinking: perhaps influence (and eventual fame and financial success) might follow at odd intervals {a la the Velvet Underground}, as delicious shoe-gazer stylings have been co-opted and expanded upon by so many contemporary indie-artists (BRMC, the Ravonettes, etc). If this theory holds true, expect great things from local trio Birds of Prey (Jeffrey McNulty, Filaree Moore, Charles Smith), who have effortlessly infused a untainted demo disc with lushly-involved shoegazer-ness. As igLiz said, "It sounds like they're not trying, but they're still really proficient. Like that kid who gets an A on the science test and you're all like, "Hey! How do you know what Jacob's Ladder is?" That was a great movie." The Birds of Prey demo sounded muddled, equalized heavy on the bass and absent on the treble making it sound nearly distorted. The band broods with flat, cool harmonies: thudding and heavy, dense without swirling, noisy, but not ethereal. The third track "Rejection Park" introduces a welcome levity with female vocals from bass player Moore. My favorite track by miles, the song features a more evolved melancholy, with glimmers of hope offered in Moore's Corin-meets-Deal vocals. It's an appropriate midway-through track for your glum-mood mixtape. Note to Seattle: someone should invite Birds of Prey to the Shoegazer festivals that seem to crop up towards the end of each year. ====== Three Imaginary Girls



4 song demo- 2004
12 song LP "Lonesome Avenue B" recorded but not yet released...summer 2006


Feeling a bit camera shy


Formed in October 2003, recorded a four song demo in early 2004 then began playing shows in and around the Seattle area. Just recorded debut full-length album "Lonesome Avenue B", expected release summer 2006.

Influences include: My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab, Spacemen 3, Husker Du, etc.