France’s Birds in Row are gearing up to drop a new full-length on Deathwish Inc entitled, You, Me, & The Violence, and offer a video for opening track “Pilori,” which can be viewed in the YouTube player below.
We recently caught up with Birds in Row as they rolled through Philly’s Union Transfer venue with Converge, Pianos Become The Teeth, and Loma Prieta. Be sure to scope our exclusive photo gallery of the performance by our Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri.
You, Me, & The Violence is the latest masterpiece from Birds In Row. The album explodes out of the gates with “Pilori”, a sonic crash and bang statement of personal independence among with society’s faults and fractures. Birds In Row then continue down this road, expressing disdain and struggle in songs like “Cages”, “Guillotine”, and “Walter Freeman”. All of them musically harboring a beautiful tangle of emotional vocals and distortion. And just when it feels like the album is almost too overpowering, Birds In Row unfurl a moment of musical clarity in “Last Last Chance”, a haunting guitar and vocal break. Their collective control of their dynamics is masterful work. “You, Me, & The Violence” and “Grey Hair” are near perfect examples of this, naturally shifting between searing and serene in tone. If you weren’t in awe of Birds In Row in the first eleven songs, the twelve minute closer “Lovers Have Their Say” will leave you floored, as it is an ominous epic that artistically unwinds in truly spectacular fashion.
Video directed by Mr Fifi.
Top photo by Blow The Scene’s Senior Staff Photographer Dante Torrieri.