New Birds Of Avalon – “Measure Of The Same”

Turning off the computers for their follow up to last year’s Bazaar Bazaar, the psychedelic Raleigh-based Cherry Valence-infused quintet Birds Of Avalon went and recorded their forthcoming Outer Upper Inner on 2 1/2-inch 4-track tape with longtime R.E.M. (and Brighten the Corners, etc.) producer and master twiddler Mitch Easter. The bouncy, dual-guitar riffed “Measure Of The Same” comes from said six-song EP, but it could’ve also come from a six-song EP released in the late ’60s. The road-seasoned boys (and gal) head out on tour soon with Black Mountain. Which should make for one smoky tour bus. Dates and song after the jump.

Birds Of Avalon

Birds Of Avalon – “Measure Of The Same” (MP3)

The sound is warmer than Bazaar, also produced by Easter. Perhaps he’s onto something with this analog thing.

Outer Upper Inner is out this Spring on Volcom Entertainment. Live:

03/08 – Charlotte, NC @ Milestone
03/09 – Nashville, TN @ The End
03/10 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
03/11 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanitas
03/12 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/13 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/16 – San Antonio, TX @ X-ing #
03/17 – Houston, TX @ The Mink #
03/18 – Monroe, LA @ Blue Monkey
03/19 – Norman, OK @ Opolis *
03/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar *
03/21 – St Louis, MO @ The Bluebird *
03/22 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
03/23 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
03/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
03/25 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium *

#w/Monotonix, Dark Meat
*w/Black Mountain, Nordic Nomadic