March 28th, 2008
Episode 68 of 427 episodes
Summerbirds in the Cellar shares members with the moody pop-rock band Now It's Overhead, and the two bands do share similar sounds. The group spends half its time in Athens, Ga., so R.E.M. comparisons are inevitable, but there's a bit more polish to R.E.M.'s ragtag jangle. Summerbirds' latest is 'With the Hands of the Hunter It All Becomes Dead,' an album densely layered with pulsing synths, cooed vocals, and jagged guitars. Hear Summerbirds in the Cellar recorded live in concert from Austin, TX as part of our South by Southwest concert series. This includes an interview with the band and All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen after the show.