Gunsling Birds
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Gunsling Birds

Band Alternative Rock

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Aug
23
Gunsling Birds @ The Scratcher

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Aug
08
Gunsling Birds @ Pete's Candy Store

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Brooklyn, New York, USA

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With "Abode of Kings in a Derelict Kingdom" Gunsling Birds have crafted a brooding, lush album of ruminant indie folk rock. But it's the kind of introspective somberness that you want to listen to on repeat and really inhabit. Its warm vibrance comes often from acoustic guitars, while the song "Donuts for Dinner" is based on grand piano, a drum loop, and wiry guitar sounds. At other times, they let their inner rock gods take over, like the final minute of "Our Blood is Thicker Than This," which segues nicely into the short experimental piece "Landshanty." Album closer "Burning Gasoline And The Midnight Oil" sounds something like Magnetic Fields with a live drum-and-bass beat propelling the piano and guitar. Unexpected chord changes keep the songs going in imaginative places, while core singer/songwriter Scott Hallam's distinctive, hushed vocals call to mind Nick Drake and Ours' singer Jimmy Gnecco. - CD Baby


Discography

Abode of Kings In a Derelict Kingdom (LP)

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Scott Hallam is pretty lucky, actually. It's because since playing music and writing songs circa the age 14, he managed to accumulate a vast array of very talented friends. Gunsling Birds is the band created by Scott to chronicle these adventures.

Gunsling Birds is driving through Main Street late at night and noticing how the rain cleans the streets when we sleep; a candle-light image of a familiar room. There is a refreshing clarity innate in the tones and timbres which can at once leave you spellbound, and utterly distracted.

Their debut album, "Abode of Kings in a Derelict Kingdom" is about both exploration and isolation, and an insular travel in a dream-like state. It traverses the realm of the gentle and melancholy, punctuated by the periodic clamor of noisy ambiance. Drawing on rich and diverse arrangements, it illustrates a world that is both desperate and desolate, but also fragile and precious.

Here is what CD Baby had to say when they chose "Abode of Kings" as its Editor's Pick:

"With 'Abode of Kings in a Derelict Kingdom' Gunsling Birds have crafted a brooding, lush album of ruminant indie folk rock. But it's the kind of introspective somberness that you want to listen to on repeat and really inhabit."