The Bye Bye Blackbirds
Take Out The Poison
The follow-up to 2013’s "We Need The Rain" is more shimmering power pop/college rock from this long-running Oakland band.
Every track has something to recommend it, but three songs that stand out without diminishing the rest are noted here: the anthemic “Let Your Hair Fall Down” and “Baby We’re Fine,” and the Elliott Smith-like “I Meant To Write.” All three can be the gateway to the album, and while I’ve already reviewed it separately, “Duet” is another standout track, with a very sweet video.
The wait for this album was worth it for music this great, so do your ears a favor.