BIRD’S MILE HOME: Self-titled: LP

Warm, gritty, heartfelt, acoustic-driven songs that would complement a glass of Buffalo Trace nicely. Lucero came to mind while I was playing this record. There’s a bit of twang to the guitars that still have a punk edge, and the other half of the songs are a bit more folky and stark. The record has a nice flow from laid back porch jams like “Winona” to songs that sound like lost gems from the Flat Duo Jets like “White Cross Mile Markers.” The stand out for me was “Coffee Comes Cold.” Despite the title, it is a warm song. It’s stripped down to acoustic guitar, harmonica, and cello I believe. Heavily recommended to fans of Modest Mouse, Lucero, and Two Gallants. 

 –Ryan Nichols (Minor Bird, no address listed)