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No Symmetry for Those Mockingbirds

04/01/2010
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New Jersey's Those Mockingbirds came together with the intention of capturing a collective desire for new sonic fusion. With a balance of old and new, soft and spacey, and in-your-face rock grit, the band will be introduced to the world with the release of their debut EP No Symmetry digitally on April 20 and in stores June 8.

Songwriter Addam Bird and instrumentalist Dom Lettera first envisioned the birth of THOSE MOCKINGBIRDS after combing through hundreds of new songs and fresh ideas. After recruiting drummer Matt Yeager, guitarist Dane Zarra and violinist/keyboardist Tory Daines, the newly assembled outfit began to shape songs with a meld of eclectic elements that match mood with energy. The music is decorated with contrast, though held together with stylistic consistency all their own.

"We mix the old with new, violins with distorted guitar, meshing male and female vocals," explains Bird. "These tools work next to each other because the songwriting holds them all together." And as THOSE MOCKINGBIRDS realized they were striking this balance, their debut EP NO SYMMETRY came to life.

The five songs that make up No Symmetry reflect the band's musical balance while also marking a snapshot of their collective arrival in this specific time and place. Produced by Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf) and Those Mockingbirds, the EP has a dual meaning. "No Symmetry has a dual meaning. "When I'm not focused I tend to get caught up looking for symmetry and balance in life, often in the wrong places," explains Bird. "This title is a reminder that there doesn't ALWAYS have to be symmetry in everything. Secondly, its somewhat of a Zen concept that I came upon, in the sense that in the human mind we search for symmetry to relate to experiences easier and be able to categorize things more efficiently, though the title is also the antithesis of Zen, which is all about balance."

To coincide with the upcoming digital release of No Symmetry, THOSE MOCKINGBIRDS have announced a spring tour that launches April 1 in Danbury, CT. Current confirmed tour dates include:

Apr 1 2010 Cousin Larry's Danbury, Connecticut
Apr 3 2010 The Meatlocker Montclair, New Jersey
Apr 4 2010 All Asia Cafe Cambridge, Massachusetts
Apr 6 2010 The Bug Jar Rochester, New York
Apr 7 2010 LGHQ Fredonia, New York
Apr 8 2010 Bernie's Distillery Columbus, Ohio
Apr 9 2010 SkyLight Coffee Lafayette, Indiana
Apr 10 2010 US Beer Co Chicago, Illinois
Apr 11 2010 Sadie Rene's North Canton, Ohio
Apr 16 2010 Lower Paxton Youth Center Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Apr 17 2010 The Mezzanine Salisbury, Maryland
Apr 24 2010 The Fire Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 26 2010 The Darjeeling Cafe Staunton, Virginia
Apr 28 2010 Greene Street Club Greensboro, North Carolina
Apr 29 2010 Longbranch Saloon Knoxville, Tennessee
Apr 30 2010 Common Ground (Acoustic Set) Lexington, Kentucky
May 1 2010 YMCA Annex Lima, Ohio
May 8 2010 Maxwell's Hoboken, New Jersey
May 26 2010 Bloc 11 Cafe Somerville, Massachusetts
May 28 2010 Rock Saga Negril, Jamaica
May 29 2010 Rock Saga Negril, Jamaica
May 30 2010 Rock Saga Negril, Jamaica

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