By far, at the time of this Austin Music Minute entry, the following has to be one of the best descriptions Bitter Birds has encountered in describing their music: Someone who’d seen their show declared that “Bitter Birds is Mazzy Star meets Joy Division.” If that isn’t a badass compliment, your AMM host doesn’t know what is.
Guitarist/vocalist Singer Mayberry and percussionist David Lujan embrace the darker shades of pop, incorporating brooding bass and melodies saturated in etherial hues for a sound that’s gotten them comparisons to Pretty Girls Make Graves and early Cure.
Tonight‘s the night to see Bitter Birds at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 901 Red River, sharing the bill with Junkie (San Antonio), Space Battle, and Teenage Sexx (Waco, TX). The music starts around 9 p.m. Recommended.
-Photography by Bradley Herzing.