We’ve long loved the music of Birds & Batteries, the San Francisco quartet whose two full lengths have mixed electronic sounds, alt-country riffs and swooning melodies to create some great, dynamic rock. The band’s appearance on our The Bay Bridged, Volume 2 compilation was pure rock and roll, but they continue to reinvent themselves on the Up To No Good EP, out October 26th, which songwriter Mike Sempert describes as “a spooky-funky adventure.”
At their EP release show, Birds & Batteries will bring together all of their diverse sounds in one very special performance. The band’s first set will focus on their more electronic side, and will include a performance of the new record in its entirety. The second set will spotlight the group’s rock-pop expertise, featuring some special guest musicians. It sounds ambitious as hell, yes, but we wouldn’t expect anything less from this band.
Birds & Batteries (EP Release — playing two sets!)
DJ Elise (SomaFM)
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Cafe Du Nord
9pm, $12, 21+ (Purchase advance tickets here)