Kicking Bird - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack$32.98
Everything's a rip off." Kicking Bird states that clearly but without irony or apology on their debut album Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The twist however is that while stolen chords or melodies are an inevitability in all music, it's impossible to not filter the work of those who came first through our own cracked and unique lenses. This is where the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack shines.
The interplay between three distinct vocalists helps define the sound of Kicking Bird while guitars, keys and drums blast through 1-4-5 chord changes that channel the carefree recklessness of early New York punk and 60s Midwest girl groups. Songs like "Lauren" vibrate with urgency and tension, angular guitar riffs calling back to the early 2000s and bands born out of wild eyed bathroom meetings and poorly lit studio apartments.
Five people brought shared experiences into a shed beside a river in southeast North Carolina. What came from that time together is humble, simple, and undeniably unified. Fictions and truths mixed together into a final story, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Released May 19, 2023. Fort Lowell Records