I Luv Luv Birds

I Luv Luv Birds

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I Luv Luv Birds is a duo from Chicago, IL who play stark rock steeped in dub.

Biography

I Luv Luv Birds formed in 2005. Rudimentary cassettes were made in our storefront apartment under various monikers until Holly's mom said one day "Oh I love love birds". It seemed like a good name at the time. Were we drunk? No. It was spring time.

Growing up I played taps for WWII veterans' funerals in Minnesota. One cold, clear January day as I waited off in the distance for the preacher's cue the valves on my trumpet froze up. Terrified that I was going to ruin this man's funeral I panicked and smashed the trumpet against a tombstone and got the wrong valve half down. When the preacher gave me the cue I put that horn to my lips not knowing what sound would come out. Those taps were all wrong but I played the shit out of them. No one minded, they just wanted some melancholy off in the distance. That day I felt a connection to the soul of man.

We're influenced by home recordists, haiku, real punk - Crass, Minutemen, Fugazi - and dub reggae - Linval Thompson, Mikey Dread, African Head Charge; Though we sound nothing like those people. We began playing live last year and are currently working on songs for a new EP. Thanks for listening if you do.

Marc Mozga

Lyrics

Prayer

Written By: Marc Mozga & Holly Prindle

I left my chair
When the fingers interlocked in prayer

Cause she never believed and I never believed

It's as easy as they make it seem

If it's convenient to leave they'll leave it
If it's convenient to take they'll take
If it don't suit them they don't need it
If it don't suit you you'll pay (repeat)

Insects nested in the stethoscopes
Our dreams are misdiagnosed
My love has fallen ill
To the remedy and the precious pill (x3)

I left my chair
When the fingers interlocked in prayer

Cause she never believed and I never believed
In the hypocrisy

Do not conform any longer
To the patterns of this world (x2)

I'm too old to do what I've been told
Obey, obey behave (x2)

We're too old to do what we've been told

Obey, obey, obey

I left my chair
When the fingers interlocked in prayer
Cause she never believed and I never believed
It's as easy as they make it seem

Suburb of My Head

Written By: Marc Mozga, Holly Prindle

I get transfixed these days so easily

By little things that used to mean very little to me

Chimney smoke on a cold clear sky
The wrinkled brows and the jagged lines

On the foreheads of the people that pass me by

I'm leavin the suburb of my head
For the country of your arms
Part of me I thought was dead's
Alive and well
Alive and well (x2)

I get disturbed these days so easily

By little things that used to mean
very little to me

Shadows of your real self
On the cubicle wall
You declare your independence
In the womb of the wrecking ball and

I'm leaving the suburb of my head
For the country of your arms
The part of me I thought was dead's
Alive and well
Alive and well (x2)

This nutshell world
This shorthand town
Over autumn leaves over autumn (x4)

Leaves me bewildered
Keeps me alive

I'm leaving the suburb of my head
For the country of your arms
Part of me I though was dead's
Alive and well
Alive and well (x2)

I'm Givin In

Written By: Marc Mozga, Holly Prindle

All the lonely men
Out to meet tonight
All their brides to be
Tucked away and sleeping

I've been around
For many years
And I've seen my share
Of hearts leave bodies and just disappear

My heart, my heart
Don't go, don't go

My love, my love
I want you to know

That I'm givin, I'm givin, I'm givin
I'm givin in babe
To every, to every, to every
To every whim now
Cause tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow may never come dear
Tonight I'll keep your tape
Playin

I've never been the kind
To get out of control
Every thought I've ever had
So fucking rational
I've never danced before
To the noise of the night
I've never laughed before
With no one in sight

But something's happening to me
I can't explain
I've written her(his) name
On every scrap of paper I could find
On every scrap of paper I could find
Over and over and over
Over and over again

And I'm givin, I'm givin, I'm givin in babe...

Girl of the Tundra

Written By: Marc Mozga, Holly Prindle

The pressure you're under, you're under, you're under
The pressure (x2)

Girl of the tundra, the tundra, the tundra
Girl of the tundra, the tundra now
The pressure

You've never seen such long shadows
Like the winter light cast upon you now

Girl of the tundra
The pressure you're under now
You left Haiti feeling like a lady
You left Haiti tall and proud
But you've never seen such long shadows
Like the winter light cast upon you now

Discography

2005 'Mysteries Of Magnetism' Self Released (6 Song Cassette)

2006 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Gun Slings' Self Released (8 song CDR)

2007 'Welcome The Winter' Self Released (4 song EP)

2008 'Ill On Remedies' Self Released (10 song LP)

2009 'Cleaning Lady Uprising' Upcoming EP

Set List

Average set = 45 minutes.

Songs:
Prayer
Hook and Grid
Concrete Honeycomb
Watch out Girl
Hometown
Heart's Receiver
Suburb of My Head
Backburner
I'm Givin In
Cindy
Des Moines
Far from the Warming Sun