When four 11 year olds started a band in 2005, nobody – its members included – knew what to expect. Ten years on, Active Bird Community continues to enliven the stage with their sprightly slacker vibes reminiscent of 90’s indie rock.
While members Tom D’Agustino, Andrew Wolfson, Zach Slater, and Carter McNeil were young and experimenting with their sound, early listeners sensed something teeming beneath the surface. In the years since, they’ve released 2 full length albums and played hundreds of shows to adoring fans and delighted newcomers alike. In that time, their sound has gone under numerous revisions – not out of necessity but out of a tacit refusal to stagnate or sound like anything else. As the members matured, fell in (and out) of love, moved around and made their own way, the lyrics and arrangements of each song reflected both the harmony and the discord that comes with growing up in New York. Though, as anyone who’s seen them live can tell you, their music is so infectious you can’t help but lose yourself right along with them.
“They combine the ’90s indie rock throwbacks of LVL UP with the garage rock revivalism of the Strokes era with splendid results.” STEREOGUM
“There’s pep in the track’s skipping drums and the wailing early-aughts guitar” CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“the band definitely seems at home playing the lo-fi indie rock on their new track “QB Sneak” – a song that marries the perfect amount of grunge to a perfectly catchy hook.” WILD HONEY PIE
Stick Around, recorded at Salvation Recording Co. with Chris Daly (Porches, PWR BTTM) is their upcoming album, which will be out today .