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From the NYC submissions: Birch

From the NYC submissions: Birch

We stumbled upon Birch (not to be confused with songwriter Diane Birch) a couple of times while blogging about other artists (and that's a good thing in itself), so finding the band's debut EP among the digital NYC submissions allowed us for a more in depth exposure to their music. Led by singer-songwriter/synth player Michelle Birsky and her expressive alto, the trio plays an edgy brand of electro pop, where buzzy synths and fuzzy guitars contribute in equal measure to a sound that's as full as it is articulated. Opener 'Fighting Words' (streaming) marries a Devoesque drum/buzzy synth pattern with Eastern sounding guitar riffs and Michelle's saturated vocals, while featuring a structure that delays the pop explosion until minute 1'40". Fans of early Best Coast will enjoy the evocative second and third tracks "Carolyn" and 'Halfway.' Birch just released a cover song/video combo of Pixies' 'Where is my mind?"

This artist submitted music for coverage here.

Published: December 14, 2015 |

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