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Active Bird Community

Active Bird Community is a Brooklyn-based band formed by members Tom D'Agustino, Zach Slater and Andrew Wolfson when they were in middle school. Over 10 years later, with the addition of Quinn McGovern on drums, Active Bird Community continues to enliven the stage with their sprightly slacker vibes reminiscent of 90's indie rock. While ABC was young and experimenting with their sound, early listeners sensed something teeming beneath the surface. In the years since, they've released 3 full-length albums and played hundreds of shows to adoring fans and delighted newcomers alike. In that time, their sound has gone under numerous revisions — not out of necessity but out of a tacit refusal to stagnate or sound like anything else. As the members matured, fell in (and out) of love, moved around and made their own way, the lyrics and arrangements of each song reflected both the harmony and the discord that comes with growing up in New York. Though as anyone who's seen them live can tell you, their music is so infectious you can't help but lose yourself right along with them.

Active Bird Community announce new album

Brooklyn, NY's Active Bird Community announced their new album and Barsuk debut, Amends, will be released on September 14.

The video for first single "Unwind With Me" premiered today via Brooklyn Vegan, and can also now be seen here. Filmed entirely in the back of a moving truck, director Henry Kinder explains, "This choice created tight parameters within which we had to work, but it felt like the only way to achieve exactly what we wanted: to visually represent this state of unsettled displacement that we were both feeling at the time and that we were hearing in the song."

Active Bird Community have also announced a fall North American tour, beginning with a hometown Brooklyn show on September 27 at Rough Trade. A current itinerary is available here, and more dates will be announced soon. 14 Jun 2018

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bark176: Active Bird Community / Amends
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upcoming shows

27 Sep  

Brooklyn NY  @ Rough Trade 

28 Sep  

Philadelphia PA  @ Boot & Saddle 

29 Sep  

Washington DC  @ DC 9 

1 Oct  

Cincinnati OH  @ MOTR Pub 

2 Oct  

Chicago IL  @ Schubas 

3 Oct  

Gambier OH  @ Kenyon College 

4 Oct  

Toronto CANADA  @ Monarch Tavern 

5 Oct  

Montreal CANADA  @ Casa del Popolo 

6 Oct  

Allston MA  @ Great Scott