22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Sun Mountain Studio (as the name suggests) is on the top of a mountain in the Catskill mountains of New York over looking the Ashokan reservoir. When Byron came off the road with The Lumineers this is where we headed to reinvent our selves. While their tour was in motion we traveled along to support our Heavy Lifting E.P. Even got hang out backstage at Soldiers Filed in Chicago when they were opening for U2. We did videos with Relix & Paste magazines and even did a Daytrotter session and drank a few vineyards along the way. When we’d finished threatening the muses into giving us some more songs we contacted David Baron who had worked with Vance Joy, Jade Bird, Meghan Trainor and Peter Murphy and asked if he’d like to produce our next record. Thus we found ourselves in rented a house nearby playing stupid games involving camouflaged walkie-talkies and commuting to the mountain top each morning to begin the new record. We pushed through our tissue paper ties to Americana and came out in a slightly retro pop/rock universe of cynical commentary on the current craziness enveloping our country. Promises, Promises (as we’re calling this release) takes the permanent background noise of anxiety and pushes it through a large collection of vintage synthesizers, guitar pedals and tea soaked vocal cords. It emerges as a singable, anthem driven record of nine songs that waste no time getting where they’re going. This is the best record we’ve ever made. We promise.
NPR Slingshot artist Bird Streets is the musical alias of New York songwriter John Brodeur. In need of a creative rebirth after years on the music-industry margins, Brodeur reached out to producer and multi-instrumentalist Jason Falkner, to suggest a collaboration. The album yielded by this pairing is both fresh and familiar--a dynamic collection of introspective indie-rock and power-pop that draws liberally on the music of decades past without being bluntly nostalgic, with Brodeur’s voice like an old friend you’re meeting for the first time. The self-titled debut album, available now on Omnivore Recordings, is a "rock-solid power-pop gem," according to PopMatters, while Albumism calls it a "contemporary masterpiece that conjures indie-rock's glory days."
Over a career that’s spanned nearly 20 years, Brodeur has independently produced and released several solo albums, including 2013’s "Little Hopes"; fronted rock trios The Suggestions and Maggie Mayday; and worked as a touring and studio musician for scores of acts. He has toured or shared stages with Fountains of Wayne, They Might Be Giants, Alana Davis, O.A.R., Royston Langton (Spacehog), and Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), among others.