February 8, 2010

Bluebird Handwriting//Io

Slightly Mysterious Monday Mail.
What's Monday Mail?

I like when songs feel like they’re taking you on a journey and “Io” by electronic group Bluebird Handwriting seems to be puling us along on a trippy safari. The song is at times digitally futuristic, at times a bit tribal and still at others manically analog. 8 bit-inspired sections are flanked by overdriven distortion. The juxtaposition is highly enjoyable.

I also like thinking specifically about instrumental tracks in terms of what kind of documentary they might be used to back. Listening now to this track, I immediately hear a particularly hopeful episode of This American Life. Ira, are you getting this?

I don’t know what I can really tell you about Bluebird Handwriting, as they seem to be intentionally a bit mysterious. They even wrote in with painfully minimal information:

Dear Internet/Intranet,
We've got a new release on our hands and we'd love for you to put it up on your site.


Ok, there was a little more than that—but not much. Here's what I have been able to find out:
They’re from Connecticut.
Their new EP, IOEP is out on Wednesday. On a Wednesday?
It appears as though they may be comprised of three dudes, but this is also hard to be sure of.



Io.mp3

Find out (a little, but not much) more about Bluebird Handwriting.