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New Noise: Strange Birds

30 Jul

By Allison Flaker

Strange Birds is a transcendental dream; a fluttery and feathery journey through a whimsical forest. Their melancholy self-titled EP is clean, airy and offers the simplest instrumentation, stripped of elaborate orchestration. Their lovely and intimate music is to be paired with a sun-lit afternoon at the beach soaking up California’s golden coast with some Thoreau in hand.

This folk duo from Irvine made up of Aidin Sadeghi and Bret Leinen know how to induce just the right amount of tranquility without rocking you gently into a coma. As many other great musicians do, these two met each other through the local music scene in Orange County. It didn’t take long for them to begin collaborating together and release an EP. The result was something pure, organic and the evidence of a fruitful friendship. The album, which was posted on their bandcamap site in March, has since received more than 600 downloads. The two haven’t spent much of their time performing but that seems to be changing. With only a few recent appearances, the guys have two upcoming shows at Detroit Bar, which will hopefully lead to more.

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