You are probably well aware by now that your humble Austin Music Minute maven does tend to wander toward the slightly darker end of the musical spectrum, which of course puts Bitter Birds on my short list of bands to check out. Guitarist and vocalist Singer Mayberry and drummer and vocalist David Lujan formed their dark-pop duo 2011. The husband-and-wife team lures the senses in with a brooding, slightly more experimental side of indie pop, which some fans have compared to early Cure – less poppy and more deliciously bleak.
Treat yourself to a lovely show when Bitter Birds plays their residency gig tonight at 9 p.m. at The Blackheart, 86 Rainey Rd. They’ll perform there each Monday evening throughout this month. Great venue, perfect atmosphere. My Russian Princess follows with a performance at 10 p.m. Recommended.