16th November 2013

Sick Sick Birds “All the Fins in the Sea” is available for pre-order starting Tuesday (11/19) over at Ghostbot Records (www.ghostbotrecords.com). Get ‘em while they’re hot!

Sick Sick Birds “All the Fins in the Sea” is available for pre-order starting Tuesday (11/19) over at Ghostbot Records (www.ghostbotrecords.com). Get ‘em while they’re hot!

Tagged: sick sick birdssicksickbirdsghostbotghostbot recordsbaltimoreindieindie punk

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29th October 2013

Playing in NYC soon. Attend!

Playing in NYC soon. Attend!

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17th September 2013

Tagged: Baltimoreshoegazeclub kindieindie punksick sick birdsthe veldtheavenheaven nycphantom lanterns

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18th July 2013

I used to be in a band called The Thumbs. Mark Minnig (great friend and original Thumbs bassist) just put together these clips from the first few Thumbs tour into a video for one of our oldest songs. It’s from the first Thumbs 12” (s/t), and all of the footage is from various shows on tour and a few local shows… Among others — The Loft in Baltimore, Gilman, Bluebird Theater in Denver, an outdoor show in DC, Quebec, and a few other spots in Canada.  All this stuff is from 1995-98.

Tagged: The ThumbsBaltimorePunkMark MinnigBobby BorteRandy RampageRandy DavisPhil SpenceJason GambrellMike HallChris LandersSneezeguard Records

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3rd July 2013

Excited to play two shows this weekend with Title Tracks from DC. Come on out, people!

Tagged: washington dcdcbaltimoreindieindie punksick sick birdstitle tracksjaabsthe mantlescomet ping pongMetro Gallerypunk

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18th June 2013

Test pressings for Sick Sick Birds “All the Fins in the Sea” ep are in! Should have limited test pressings available (with hand-done covers) at the Insubordination Festival in Baltimore on June 28. Come out to the show and get one of these records! We’re playing with NightBirds, Screaming Females, Dead Mechanical and Paper Dragons to name a few!

Test pressings for Sick Sick Birds “All the Fins in the Sea” ep are in! Should have limited test pressings available (with hand-done covers) at the Insubordination Festival in Baltimore on June 28. Come out to the show and get one of these records! We’re playing with NightBirds, Screaming Females, Dead Mechanical and Paper Dragons to name a few!

Tagged: sick sick birdsbaltimoreindiepunkInsubordination Festdead mechanicalnightbirdsscreaming femalespaper dragonspop punkindie punk

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19th May 2013

Child labor!  Also, come see Lemuria, War on Women and Sick Sick Birds at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore on May 28.

Child labor!  Also, come see Lemuria, War on Women and Sick Sick Birds at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore on May 28.

Tagged: sick sick birdsLemuriaWar on WomenMetro GalleryBaltimoreIndieindie punk

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1st May 2013

Happy birthday to Ms. Melissa Jacobsen: awesome bassist, bandmate and friend.

Happy birthday to Ms. Melissa Jacobsen: awesome bassist, bandmate and friend.

Tagged: Sick Sick BirdsMelissa JacobsenBaltimore

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11th April 2013

Birthday Suits are an amazing band…

Often, when I hear someone say that (insert band name here) is a great live band, I take it with a grain of salt. Usually, it is a band that people go absolutely ape shit for, and the shows involve tons of people singing along to all of the songs and generally going bonkers. There is an energy in the room that is contributed to by everyone in that room, not just the band. That is not to say that popular bands can not also be great live bands. I’m just saying that it is much easier to be a “great live band” when the band is just a part of the energy.

Last night, Birthday Suits (Twin Cities dudes) came through Baltimore and played a set in front of Sidebar staff, members of Sick Sick Birds and Stop Worrying/Love the Bomb, and maybe a half dozen paying customers. They blew the doors off of the place. It was the best live performance that I have seen in a long time. Their songwriting is full of really interesting choices and unexpected turns, without it sounding like an exercise in wankery or self-indulgence. They are simply a rocking band. There was nobody there tonight. They easily could have phoned it in and hoped for a better turnout the next night. But they did not. They left me thinking that they are happy to play their songs in front of anyone who happens to be standing there, without any sense of bitterness about the turnout. They put a smile on my face, and then melted  it. Well done, Birthday Suits. I only wish that more people in my town got to experience it.

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If these guys come through your town, don’t miss them. I implore you.

Tagged: Birthday Suitssidebar tavernBaltimoreTwin CitiesPunk rock

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4th April 2013

Sick Sick Birds T-shirt Sale through April 12, 2013

Hey folks -

The box of 7”s is getting full. Let’s move some dang units! From now until April 12, buy a Sick Sick Birds “Bromo Seltzer Tower” tshirt (pictured below) and receive your choice of one of the following 7”s for free. That’s $10 for a shirt and a record. 

Here are the records for you to choose from:

The Adversives “The Search for Roger Ferris” 7”, Farmhouse Records

Algebra One/Tuesday Weld split 7”, Firedrill Records

Blondsai/Thee Lexington Arrows split 7”, Raped By Records

Dan Padilla/The Timversion/Hidden Spots/Tiltwheel split 7”, A.D.D. Records

Dead Mechanical “A Great Lie” 7”, Sex Cells Records

Dead Mechanical “Binghamton Calling” 7”, Dead Mechanical Records

Dude Jams/Too Many Daves 7”, A.D.D. Records

Hidden Spots 7”, A.D.D. Records

Rubber Sole “Appetite for Mayhem” 7”, Sneezeguard Records

Rubber Sole “Working Class John” 7”, Sneezeguard Records

The Thumbs/The Urchin split 7”, Snuffy Smile

Turkish Techno/The Anchor split 7”, A.D.D. Records

Vena Cava/Sick SIck Birds split 7”, A.D.D. Records

Webster double single (“1000 Letters” and “Static”), American Punk Records

I only have limited quantities of these records (in some cases, ONE), so buy quickly if there is a record you have your eye on.

Order the shirt here (http://sicksickbirds.bandcamp.com/merch/tower-design-t-shirt) and let me know what record you would like. It’s $1 for shipping in the U.S. - international orders, get in touch! Thanks.

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