For years, Nate Lacy’s Mimicking Birds project has been linked to his friends and colleagues in Modest Mouse. That band’s singer, Isaac Brock, released both of Mimicking Birds’ terrific studio albums on his Glacial Pace label, and both groups are scheduled to tour together in August. They complement each other in other ways, too: Mimicking Birds’ sinister, unsettling sound fits beautifully next to Modest Mouse’s more frenetic excursions. They’re cousins in mood and tone — different enough to stand clearly apart, yet equally inclined to allure and fascinate.
San Francisco country rock.
“Oakland’s Tabernacle is a project fronted by Oakland’s Andrew Simmons (Dame Satan/Sands) that rarely plays shows and just releases music whenever Simmons feels like it. There’s plenty of bands around town that release music like this that normally wouldn’t capture our attention. But there aren’t many bands like this that are this damn…good. Tabernacle has a sound that doesn’t quite sound like much I’ve heard before: at times I get the feeling like I’m in the middle of one of those epic James McMurty tales except it’s set in a California soundscape, and I appreciate that.” – The Bay Bridged