After nine years together as a band, which saw them release four full-length albums, the latest being last year’s ‘Divisi’, Sacramento based experimental post-hardcore troupe A Lot Like Birds have regrettably announced their decision to call it a day.
The band announced the news of their parting ways via their social media channels, issuing a statement with an accompanying video compiled of footage from live performances throughout their career, including footage from when former vocalist Kurt Travis was in the band before stepping down in 2016.
You can read the statement and watch the aforementioned accompanying video below.
“So, here we are, nine years into something we built.
In 2009, when it started, it was just a question asked from one kid to a bunch of other kids. “Do you want to make music with me?” Bassist, guitarist, singers, keyboardists, violinists, cellists, saxophonists, trumpet players, percussionists and even a drum machine. Our shows were in garages to our very patient friends. We washed cars to raise money for tours that went no further than three or four cities away from us. We wrote simply, we played sloppily, and we released a record called ‘Plan B’.
We’re here now. It’s 2018 and three records followed, each of them shooting out in directions we couldn’t anticipate and couldn’t have predicted or harnessed if we tried. An experimental record with a new singer, a concept record that nearly drove us insane to formulate and, finally, a stripped down record born from loss. There’s so much pride in every stage, so many stories, so many people met, places seen. Every time we’ve been able to play one of these songs, we got to do so in a new way, to a new crowd and to do it open-faced, exposed and with our heart out on the table.
This is a thank you letter to all of you for letting us do so, whenever you came aboard. At the beginning or just last week, thank you for listening. You decided our lives for nine whole years and you made them fucking wonderful.
It’s February 17th, 2018 and this is the end of A Lot Like Birds.”
The band wrote, recorded, and released four full-length albums since their inception nine years ago – their 2009 debut ‘Plan B’, their breakthrough sophomore ‘Conversation Piece’ in 2011, its follow-up ‘No Place’ in 2013, and finally 2017’s ‘Divisi’.
Outside of the now defunct band, some members also have other musical projects.
Guitarist Michael Franzino has a solo project under the guise alone., and vocalist Cory Lockwood is a part of an outfit called Sufferer, which also features members from I The Mighty and Hail The Sun.