No Symmetry for Those Mockingbirds
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