Bitter Birds
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Bitter Birds

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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Mar
05
Bitter Birds @ Cheer Up Charlie's

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Jan
04
Bitter Birds @ Mohawk

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Jan
02
Bitter Birds @ THE BLACKHEART

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

Music

Press


Bitter Birds "lures the senses in with a brooding, slightly more experimental side of indie pop, which some fans have compared to early Cure – less poppy and more deliciously bleak." - Laurie Gallardo, Austin Music Minute KUTX. Sept. 16, 2013 - KUTX


"Dark indie pop coming straight outta ATX. Their haunting sound recalls the early singles of Seattle’s Pretty Girls Make Graves with a heavy Cure influence. Singer Mayberry (yes, that’s her name) has the voice of a dark angel and emotion oozes from every syllable of her vocals. Give these guys an album or two and I’m certain that they’ll carry themselves far." - James Roberts, www.readthehorn.com, Sept. 26, 2013 - www.readthehorn.com


"Guitar/Drummer duo Bitter Birds have been honing a dreamy rock sound on par with the spacious meandering fretwork of Pedro The Lion. Dark vibes saturate each song, leaving plenty of etherial gloom to be pierced by the lilting vocals of Singer Mayberry."
- www.SonicVaultAustin.com, Sept. 30, 2013 - Sonic Vault Austin


"guitarist/vocalist Singer Mayberry and her drummer/vocalist husband David Lujan crank out black-hewn indie-pop...Foreboding basslines serve as the fulcrum for both tracks here, providing an effective emotive counterweight to Mayberry's resolute high-end vocals. Sparsely deployed guitar and drums finish out the trio's tasteful arrangements. Paired with exquisite silk-screened cover art, Bitter Birds deliver a complete package." - Greg Beets, The Austin Chronicle, Dec. 28, 2012 - The Austin Chronicle


Discography

2016 11 song album (self release, Summer 2016)

2016 Split 7" with The Sour Notes (release date Spring 2016)

2013 Pessoas Invisiveis (6 song EP)

2012 Blacklist 7"



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Bio

Guitarist/vocalist Singer Mayberry and her drummer/vocalist husband David Lujan crank out black-hewn indie-pop. Foreboding basslines, played through a customized Wurlitzer (while Lujan simultanesly plays drums) serve as the fulcrum for their songs, providing an effective emotive counterweight to Mayberry's resolute high-end vocals. Sparsely deployed guitar and drums finish out the duo's tasteful arrangements. 

Mayberry and Lujan formed Bitter Birds in 2012, after the end of their last project "Red Leaves" (2005-2011). Red Leaves had self-released 5 albums, and had 3 West Coast Tours under their belt, opening for acts such as Nico Vega, Peter Murphy & Everclear.

Band Members