The band has broken up 😑....
So, here we are, nine years into something we built.
In 2009, when it started, it was just a question asked from one kid to a bunch of other kids. "Do you want to make music with me?" Bassist, guitarist, singers, keyboardists, violinists, cellists, saxophonists, trumpet players, percussionists and even a drum machine. Our shows were in garages to our very patient friends. We washed cars to raise money for tours that went no further than three or four cities away from us. We wrote simply, we played sloppily and we released a record called Plan B.
We’re here now. It’s 2018 and three records followed, each of them shooting out in directions we couldn’t anticipate and couldn’t have predicted or harnessed if we tried. An experimental record with a new singer, a concept record that nearly drove us insane to formulate and, finally, a stripped down record born from loss. There’s so much pride in every stage, so many stories, so many people met, places seen. Every time we’ve been able to play one of these songs, we got to do so in a new way, to a new crowd and to do it open-faced, exposed and with our heart out on the table.
This is a thank you letter to all of you for letting us do so, whenever you came aboard. At the beginning or just last week, thank you for listening. You decided our lives for nine whole years and you made them fucking wonderful.
It’s February 17th, 2018 and this is the end of A Lot Like Birds.