SOUNDS LIKE: Jukebox the Ghost, Death Cab for Cutie
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
Baltimore’s own Eureka Birds are set to release their sophomore album this month after a successful EP.
Baltimore is a melting pot of artists. It has the plethora of metal bands (enough to round out Maryland’s Deathfest each year), top-shelf indie bands like Beach House and Wye Oak, and once held Animal Collective. Eureka Birds seem to fit somewhere into the indie category, especially with “Mila Don’t Make a sound”, the first single off the new album Strangers. “Mila” is a strong indicator that Eureka Birds are set and willing to explore the weirder, art-damaged side of pop music.
Unlike its Snow Patrol-esque sister track, “Fastest”, “Mila Don’t Make a Sound” ditches the acoustic fare for submerged synth chords by way of Ariel Pink while still keeping Levy’s vocals to the forefront of the track. He demonstrates his powerful vocals as he warns Mila of outside attackers (presumably ghosts if the album cover is any indication). Levy repeats “Darling hold it in” until the track shifts into a crescendo of cymbals and blaring keys before fading out.
Strangers is out on October 29th at Eureka Birds’ release party at the Metro Gallery.