I honestly expected something a whole lot more Sleepy Time Tea when Trevor from Woodsman/Gem Trials/Fire Talk snuck this one into my inbox earlier this week. Images of baby birds and milk-drinking did not prepare me for the perfect storm that would ensue from clicking play on this Lawrence, Kansas band’s new single, though I suppose their chosen name is pretty absurd to begin with. No, baby birds do not drink milk. Why the hell are we talking about this? Another absurdity: “Last Night Sucked” is called “Last Night Sucked”, and it’s a whirlwind bender of pure guitar fury until that whirlwind starts sounding like a descending scale, and the descending scale starts sounding like a melody. Screamed vocals add definition to this punch-drunk downward spiral, but each time the formula refreshes, the whole thing sounds a little more like joy.
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk: “Last Night Sucked”
Words: Emilie Friedlander
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