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From the Bird's Cage

Hrvrd

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iTunes Editors’ Notes

For its second album in its nine-year existence, the Charlotte, N.C., indie quintet Hrvrd changed its lineup, its band name (it used to go by Harvard), and its sound. Where its 2009 debut album (The Inevitable and I) pulsed and pounded with hard-hitting guitar pop built around progressive arrangements, 2013’s From the Bird Cage is noticeably mellower. Black Crème opens with atmospheric guitar effects chiming in delicate swirls around Jesse Clasen’s boyish voice. The guitars in “Futurist” get pumped through so many effect pedals they sound downright shoegazing at times, save for the staccato riffs in the pre-chorus. The guitars backpedal a decade in “Kids with Fake Guns,” sometimes approximating a Johnny Marr jangle synonymous with The Smiths while at other times using a high-end shimmer resembling Will Sergeant's sounds with Echo & The Bunnymen. This isn't to say From the Bird’s Cage is a retro album. If anything, songs like the more brooding “We Never Shut Up About You” and the closing “Eva Brücke” have more in common with Circa Survive.

Customer Reviews

Truly awesome album

Very creative. If you enjoyed the first album you will LOVE this. It's a lot more mellow and musically mature to the first one. My only complaint is that I feel like they could've gotten a little more edgy like on the first one sound wise. But it's a phenomenal album all the same. DO NOT PASS THIS UP

Caaant Wait!

Its been quite a long wait but these guys are gonna blow up big pretty soon. Their ridiculously talented and have amazing music with lyrics to match. Looking forward to the album!

Incredible talent

I have been following these guys for a while and always thought they deserved to be huge. From the Bird's Cage solidifies their spot in my mind as one of the most innovative, original, and trance inducing bands to get signed in the last 5 years. This is the kind of album that is destined to become a classic and destined to still be eagerly listened to many years from now.

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