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.


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