In the past week, I have listened to this record on loop at least three or four times through daily, and I am falling more and more for it each time. Mimicking Birds is a trio from Portland, recently signed to Isaac Brock’s Glacial Pace label.
Speaking of Brock, there’s more than a hint of early Modest Mouse in these songs, with what I’d describe as an aquatic unsettling feeling that ripples through the album. It feels subversive, but subtle. It reminds me a bit of my other current obsession, the eclectic Electric President, with some of the warmth of Blind Pilot and the mercurial warble of Devendra Banhart.
Click the play arrow below to stream the entire new self-titled debut album (just out last week). Track #3 “Burning Stars” is the top-notch track for free download here with email address, and other standout tracks for me include #7 “Remnants and Pictures” and #11 “Under and In Rocks.” I cannot stop listening.
(I fidgeted with the code some to turn off the auto-play function, so you can also access the same player on the Glacial Pace site, if’n I hopelessly messed something up)