Maybird and the Babe Rainbow
Maybird is touring in support of their sophomore EP Unraveling, which just dropped via Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records. The psychedelic roots rockers are doing a residency next month at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory, and recent festival appearances earned such noteworthy buzz that the Rochester, New York–based band is booking dates through the end of the year and beyond. The new Maybird EP sports approximately twice the energy and luster of their forgettable 2013 debut, recorded back when they were just an entry level East Coast indie band with a few good chops and little idea what to do with them. You can probably thank (or blame) Unraveling producer Patrick Carney of the Black Keys for polishing what many thought was a turd and transforming it into the newest jewel in Danger Mouse’s crown of co-creation, currently including everything from the Baby Driver soundtrack to label signees like former Yellowbirds frontman Sam Cohen, Nine Pound Shadow, Jordan Max, and Autolux.