Metabolism: A Salute to the Energy of the Sun

by Bird Names

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    "Brilliant experimental songs full of lo-fi recorded instrumentals from guitar picking to strings to things I have no idea what they are with layered harmonized vocals like Brian Wilson probably wished he could’ve convinced his Boys to do ... I remember the anticipation to the Brian Wilson finalized Beach Boys album Smile. This Bird Names album is what I really wished it was."
    -- Broken Heart Boy

    "There’s a hole in our hearts where Captain Beefheart once loomed. Allow Bird Names to fill it. Whatever it is we need to fill our post-Beefheart aortic vacancy, Bird Names shall deliver."
    -- Impose Magazine

    "Bird Names[combine] opposites into a contained stream of musical consciousness that enriches the lives of those open to its abstract bells and whistles. Metabolism: A Salute to the Energy of the Sun is a hot pocket of gooey, messy pop — easily digestible for critics and listeners with sensitive stomachs as well as an audience hungry for the spiciest, hottest tastes ... Metabolism puts their melodic sense of humor front and center and somehow, no one is laughing. Why? Because the album, in spite of its happy-go-lucky demeanor, is seriously good. There is no attempt made at being kitschy or intentional retro; this is just the evolving sound of Bird Names. Bass line dance, vocals rise and crumble, melodies start, stop, and change timbre and tempo at whims equally unpredictable and calculated -— as if no one but David and Phelan could have thought of this. But Metabolism isn’t some far-fetched experiment that will separate the poseurs from the brave. It’s entertainment for the whole family."
    -- Agitated Atmosphere

    Includes unlimited streaming of Metabolism: A Salute to the Energy of the Sun via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released March 15, 2011


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