Maybird – “The Story”


“The Story” is a rousing rocker from Maybird, whose sound fondly reminds me of early Supergrass. Off the Rochester-based band’s new EP Bird Sides, “The Story” wastes no time, launching into a flurry of melodic guitars and anthemic vocals after a quick intro. “When you love someone, you gotta set them free,” the vocals soar, the final word lengthened alongside lingering guitar tones, reminiscent of Smith Westerns in that sense. Added guitar distortion in the second half continues a fervent, climactic feel, amidst an enjoyably familiar structure and feel. The rest of the EP is recommended as well, with highlights including the emotively anthemic “If Then” and dazed, jangly “Dreamcatcher.”

Stream the Bird Sides EP below:

“The Story” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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