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Active Bird Community

Active Bird Community premieres new track via Stereogum

Brooklyn-based Active Bird Community today shared a new track "Somewhere ft. Samia" via Stereogum. ABC's lead guitarist Andrew Wolfson says, "'Somewhere' is a song about escapism. I wrote it during a time in my life when I experienced the most intense effects of alcoholism and depression. I'm happy to say I've been alcohol-free for over a year and I plan to spend the rest of my life that way. I feel extremely lucky to have had Samia breathe new life into this song and help turn it into something of its own." Samia adds, "'Somewhere' is so powerfully sincere. Andrew's voice is heartbreaking and his lyrics are, somehow, ambiguous without leaving anything unsaid. It's an honor to sing on this song and to know this band."

The new collaborative single follows the release of Active Bird Community's latest album Amends, and an extensive North American headlining tour with Samia supporting last fall. The band has also announced their next and biggest headlining hometown show to date at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on March 2nd. They're currently on tour with Charly Bliss. 17 Jan 2019

Active Bird Community "Sweaty Lake" video

Active Bird Community shared their video for "Sweaty Lake," from their new album and Barsuk debut, Amends, out worldwide on Friday, September 14. CLASH premiered the off the wall, DIY-style clip, calling it "a smash hit from another dimension." Director Nick D'Agostino – who also collaborated with the band on their video for album track "Baby It's You" – explains its inspiration: "For a song that leans heavily on the notion of breaking old habits and embracing something new, we really wanted the 'Sweaty Lake' video to feel familiar but not without an interesting twist. So we started with something so familiar to them, like all the time spent practicing in their small Bushwick studio, and decided to shine a new light on it. We weren't even sure what we were going for when I stumbled into the pitch black with nothing more than a mini DVD camcorder and a flashlight, but in the end, not worrying about it and jumping in head-first ended up being the best part." Watch now via YouTube here.

Active Bird Community will kick off an expansive North American headlining tour this fall, beginning with a hometown Brooklyn show at Rough Trade on September 27 and including stops in Chicago on October 2 and Los Angeles on October 19. The tour will wrap on November 3 in Pittsburgh. Tour dates can be found here. 12 Sep 2018

Active Bird Community debuts "Baby It's You" video

Active Bird Community today debuted their video for "Baby It's You," the second song released from their new album and Barsuk debut, Amends. The lighthearted Nick D'Agostino-directed clip can be seen now here. Amends will be released on September 14. 26 Jul 2018