Greater Sirens - For The Birds

2013-02-05 13:01:05 UTC
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Greater Sirens are a new wave/postpunk-influenced indie rock band formed in 2007 by brothers Greg and Tim Andresen, who had been playing together for about ten years. Greg’s guitar-esque bass-playing paired with Tim’s dynamic drumming helped shape the unique sound of the band. Nastaran Amini and Matt Whitbred, both friends of Greg and Tim, joined the following year. Matt assumed the role of a more conventional bassist, while Nastaran took over on keyboards. In 2009, Steve Taylor filled the final position as lead guitarist.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Sirens have since been playing local shows while writing and recording new material. Their debut EP, For the Birds, was recorded and mixed at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley in early 2011. Jesse Nichols, who engineered the EP, describes Greater Sirens’ sound as, “modern, sharp, indie rock that’s not afraid of the ‘80s.” For the Birds was released on April 30th, 2012.


Tim Andresen - Drums Matt Whitbred - Bass Steve Taylor - Guitar Nastaran Amini - Keyboards Greg Andresen - Bass, Vocals

Release Notes:

All songs written by G. Andresen/T. Andresen/S. Taylor Except: “Rowboats” and “Small Wood Room,” written by G. Andresen/T. Andresen And “The Cave Wall,” written by G. Andresen/T. Andresen/S. Taylor/N. Amini

Engineered by Jesse Nichols / Produced by Greater Sirens with Jesse Nichols Recorded and mixed at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA, between April and July, 2011 Artwork by Randall Jue

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This kinda reminds me a bit of [ The Divine Comedy ] and the [ Arcade Fire ]. The sound is not necessary the same though but it's what comes to mind from the word go. Very energetic and rhythmical sound that tend to flow between high low keys. I admit it's really beautiful though. Very hard to tag as well. [ For The Birds ] is on purchase only at this point but if you can go get it or at least give it a thorough listen. I did and I dig from the very beginning. Lyrics is quite good as well.

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Greater Sirens - For The Birds Artist - Greater Sirens Album - For The Birds Release Date - 2012 Genre - Indie, Alternative, Post-punk [ TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL / Divine Comedy and Arcade Fire Fans ] Tracklist 1. The Cave Wall 01:45 2. Father and Son 03:00 3. Rowboats 03:24 4. Small Wood Room 04:04 5. The Overlook 03:20 6. Cardinal 04:18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Greater Sirens - For The Birds -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Doves | The Waking Hours | Freelance Whales | Old Magic Pallas | Holler, Wild Rose -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Greater Sirens

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