Follow That Bird
"Follow That Bird is a three piece band fronted by the expansive vocals and guitar playing of Lauren Green. Green brings a wave of guitar playing to the fold that shifts between relentless and just plain beautiful. The drums Tiffanie Lanmon bang out are just as relentless and inspire the kind of shoulder shaking she's more than likely doing herself. The two are held in the tight groove of Paul Brinkley's fuzzed bass and together, force elements of angular art punk, motorik Kraut, and garage rock through the sun bleached musical landscape of their hometown of Austin. They’d be well situated amongst the mid 90’s Matador Records pantheon (think Helium, Guided By Voices, Liz Phair, Chavez, etc), as they’re not afraid to turn up the amps and let their souls shake, all while keeping their focus on writing incredible, transcendent songs.
It makes sense Matador Records president Gerard Cosloy would pick their song “The Ghosts That Wake You” as the lead song on the label’s recent Casual Victim Pile compilation. A compilation that garnered the band critical acclaim among the most buzz worthy blogs and accolades from Cosloy calling them “one of the best bands in the country for a couple years now.” Prior to their inclusion on that comp, the band released a series of EP’s on their own and through the Austin art collective, Monofonus.
Follow That Bird recently signed to the rising Seattle indie label, Mt. Fuji Records, who will release the band’s “Wooden Bones” single on June 21st, 2011. With extensive touring planned throughout 2011 (including a West Coast stint with …And You Will Know Us By the Trail Of Dead) and wrapping up songs for their first full-length (2012), expect to hear a lot of noise from Follow That Bird in the coming months!"
-Riot Act Media