Boomkat Product Review:
Chicago band Bird Names return for another album of erratic, colourful lo-fi rock. The band's playful and free-thinking approach exudes DIY dishevelment and a Kill Rock Stars-type attitude to post-punk fuelled indie rock. It's most fortuitous for the band that their brand of fizzy garage-bound pop is so in vogue these days, and five LPs into their career they sound every bit like a fresh new band. "Officially the band's fifth full-length album 'Sings The Browns' is typical in its scope. Escaping the acute lo-fidelity of previous efforts this record takes you to places which you never see coming. It is a sky's the limit album scribbled in loose, intuitive musicianship, reinforced by an ethos of radical unconscious play. Inspired by street level living, emotional complexities and a quest to find a language to express the inexpressible, Bird Names like to cover a lot of ground. Such breadth is felt with a snapshot of the band's musical influences too, which draw on early female vocal pop, Fela Kuti, old folk, Patti Paige, honky tonk country, Dolly Mixture, doo wop, Bob Wills, swing, classic dub, kraut rock, 80s college rock, Beefheart and their friends' many bands."