Thursday, September 30, 2010

CD Review: Birds Of Tokyo Return With Self-Titled Release

Australia's Birds of Tokyo have returned with their newly released self-titled album. It is the third release from the side-project of Karnivool singer Ian Kenny. The album carries a more pop alternative sound than the harder rock of Karnivool which should find a wider audience to enjoy.

The album's lead-off single "Plans" gives the listener a hint at what to expect for the overall sound to the album. The pop friendly song's meaningful, personal lyrics flow through the rest of the album's deep message of love and love lost. The songs "Wild At Heart" and "The Gap" make the music of Birds of Tokyo more accessible to a wider audience. Ian Kenny's voice on "Murmurs" sounds fragile at times before Adam Spark's guitar lifts up the song's powerful tone. Kenny adds a little extra to his vocal effort for "The Unspeakable Scene" which raises the group's overall performance.

Birds of Tokyo are sticking to their home country, performing with Silversun Pickups on about a dozen dates to close out the year. The band's new album is available through their website, birdsoftokyo.com.

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