Minor Birds

Minor Birds


We are a husband and wife two piece that blend classical piano and stand up bass with a modern twist of dramatic indie pop to create dark, honest, lyrical songs about life, love, and the lack thereof.


Chelsea and Joel have been playing music together in different capacities since 2004, but after a series of tragic events in 2008, followed by an almost year long dry spell, their thoughts and talents took shape as Minor Birds. The relationship these two have is very honest and open and it comes across in the music. Joel writes the lyrics as poetry and Chelsea creates the melody and sets them to music. It is a very organic way of working together to create the sound and feel they want to capture in every song. Minor Birds pull influences from everything they encounter. They do not set out to copy or tweak any one sound, but seek to create original compositions that build and amplify the mood. Their music is not made to fit into any one sound, but to convey the emotion of the moment.


Meet Me After Dark

Written By: Joel Wilde

Night breaks day
Light fades away
I lean in close because I want to say
It's not too late

But it is
The creatures begin to stir
Showing off their glowing eyes
And those expensive furs

I take you by the hand
As we try to leave them all behind
We can leave them all behind
If we could just make it around the bend

You look back and I can hear you scream
I say "It's okay, the night just changes things, and me"
Ignore the glowing eyes
Let's just make it around the bend
And hope when day breaks it'll all be the same again
I hope I'll be the same again

There's no knowing what's to come
As we run from each other
And we run from ourselves
The truth is we're all monsters
And no one can tell...
Whats around the bend


Written By: Joel Wilde

We wake up
We go out
We put up
We break down

Spread so thin
This veneer that coats our skin
Prevents your touch
Yet I feel so much
I feel so...

Underwater but breathing
It's hard just being here
We are done with it all
We are still so involved
We are still so...

Caught up in this shit
We are still a part of this
You've done this to me
I've done this to you

Can't we just let this go
We need to let it all go

There is nothing left
Only Aching regret
This hurt in my chest
Oh, what could have been...


Live at Metate Hill - February 2012
A live recording from one of our favorite local venues.
Gold Minor - June 2012
A collaboration between ourselves and our friend Oscar Goldman, a local rapper.
Light as a Feather/Straight as an Arrow - August 2012
Our first EP, featuring four original songs as well as five remixes.

Set List

Linear Thoughts
Meet Me After Dark
Wake Up Mr. Green
What Will We Do When There Is Nothing Left
Let It All Float
Put on Your Party Dress