After years in the music scene with gigs ranging from playing in clubs as part of Lana Del Rey’s band, opening for The Blow, and studying and playing with Dizzy Gillespie’s pianist Mike Longo, songwriter Tim Barr set out to start his own project. He met English producer Kristopher Harris and together they recorded Silverbird’s acclaimed debut EP, Surface Life, which was released in May 2014.
Now with the addition of Corey Davis on bass, Dan Whaley on lead guitar, and Jacob Schuab on drums, Silverbird have started filling up venues all over NYC. With influences as diverse as Wilco, Heartless Bastards, and Sparklehorse, their music fearlessly treads through an emotional landscape that, combined with infectious melodies and swirling, intricate rhythms, provides an absolutely enchanting first listen. Their debut LP, Pureland was released September 18th.