Maybird have shared the new video for their track In Technicolor (For The First Time), which is lifted from their album ‘Things I Remember From Earth’. It’s a psychedelic journey that is strikingly contemporary, invoking early Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, while tastefully referencing genre trailblazers The Beatles and Electric Light Orchestra. Watch the video via YouTube below.
Shortly after uploading a few songs to SoundCloud in 2016, bandleader and frontman Josh Netsky got a cold call from Danger Mouse, the Grammy-winning producer and songwriter behind such hit records as ‘The Grey Album’ (a mashup of Jay-Z’s ‘The Black Album’ and The Beatles’ ‘White Album’), Gorillaz’s ‘Demon Days,’ Beck’s ‘Modern Guilt,’ and Adele’s ‘25’.
The band quickly released their ‘Turning Into Water’ EP for 30th Century that same year, followed by the four-song ‘Unraveling‘ EP produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.
This year has seen the band deliver their first album, ‘Things I Remember From Earth‘. It’s an immaculate debut, showcasing a band with real songwriting chops and effortless hooks. On the album and final single, Netsky writes, “Our new album is called ‘Things I Remember From Earth,’ and that title was inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s novel ‘The Sirens of Titan‘. So were many of the themes in the songs. Human purpose, holding on to memories, and losing control of your mind/memory are all themes in the book that found a place on the album. “To You” took its inspiration from the philosophy of human purpose. It’s about following your instinct and identifying what matters most to you personally. Don’t let anything get in the way of that… it’s something that I think everyone needs a reminder of from time to time.”
Maybird is a band comprised of singer/songwriter Josh Netsky, brother Adam Netsky on drums, guitarist Sam Snyder, and Kurt Johnson with the pedal steel/guitar. They currently reside in Rochester, New York, where they’re constantly perfecting their twangy psychedelia.