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A Lot Like Birds

A Lot Like Birds is a post-hardcore band from Sacramento, CA, known for their tendency to flawlessly blend a wide array of genres; from ambient soundscapes to aggressive punk-fueled anthems to unpredictable prog-rock freakouts. The band was initially the brainchild of guitarist Michael Franzino. Franzino invited a couple Sacramento-based musicians and friends to perform with him, the result being Plan B, the band’s debut album. After solidifying a consistent lineup, the band started to pick up buzz in the Sacramento scene, with their dynamic and energetic live shows getting rave reviews. In early 2011, the band announced that Kurt Travis (formally of Dance Gavin Dance) would be joining the band as a second vocalist. Soon after, they signed to Doghouse Records (All American Rejects, Say Anything, The Get Up Kids) and acquired The Artery Foundation (Asking Alexandria, Dance Gavin Dance, Alesana) as management. After signing both deals, they entered Interlace Audio Recording Studio with producer / engineer Kris Crummet (Closure In Moscow, Fear Before, Dance Gavin Dance) to record their second full length, Conversation Piece. After it’s release in the fall of 2011, Conversation Piece received praise and they were called “one of post-hardcore’s most important new bands and one of the few capable of saving the scene.” (-MindEqualsBlown.net). In 2013 the band released their third full length album entitled No Place on their home at Equal Vision Records, which debuted on the billboard top 200. The album is a concept record based on the rooms of a house and the feelings and events that occur within it. It is their most ambitious record to date, and has received high praise for the album’s immersive, dense layers and lyricism.


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A Lot Like Birds uses:
  • Whammy (4th Gen) I use this pedal on 60% of our music. The dry + octave setting is kind of part of what makes our sound what it is. I am actually currently having a pedal built to switch between modes during a song, because I love too many of them to just do one for a whole song. We are very much a pedal band, and this pedal will always be a staple for me.
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