Brown Bird Release “Fits Of Reason” on April 2

Jan. 9, 2013, Providence, R.I. – Brown Bird, the Rhode Island-based duo that landed on NPR’s Best Folk Albums of 2011 for the album Salt For Salt, are set to release Fits of Reason on April 2 via Supply & Demand Music.

“We’re showing a little bit more of our international influences,” explains guitarist/percussionist/singer/songwriter David Lamb.  “We’ve been listening to a lot of ’60s and ’70s psych-rock from around the world – Pakistan, Peru, Cambodia, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey – I’m playing electric guitar exclusively now and MorganEve has taken up electric bass on a few songs.  There are hints of some of these influences on previous albums but Fits of Reason is stronger in that direction.

Lamb and MorganEve Swain (violin, cello, upright bass, electric bass, vocals) recorded the 11-song release during the Winter of 2012 at Machines With Magnets following an extensive touring schedule that had the pair joining The Devil Makes Three, Trampled By Turtles and Yonder Mountain String Band.

No Depression, speaking of 2011’s Salt For Salt, described the album as “an extended spiritual rave-up of folk and blues which rages darkly on, expressing the eternal human battle to remain relevant through conflict and challenge,” while NPR said “it’s challenging to describe the combination of blues riffs, country twang and Eastern European musical scales that pervade Salt for Salt.  The effect, though, is easy to understand:  It’s music that’s exciting and heartbreaking at the same time.”

Brown Bird will be touring North America extensively throughout 2013 with a new round of dates kicking off on Jan. 19 at Club Helsinki in Hudson, N.Y.  An April 28 performance at the Stagecoach Festival has been confirmed.

Tour dates:

January 19    Hudson, NY    Club Helsinki
January 20    Saranac Lake, NY    Waterhole Upstairs
January 21    Syracuse, NY    Westcott Theater
January 22    Buffalo, NY    9th Ward
January 23    Toronto, ON    Horseshoe Tavern
January 25    Ann Arbor, MI    Ann Arbor Folk Festival
January 26    Madison, WI    Orpheum Theater *
January 27    Minneapolis, MN   7th St. Entry
January 29    Iowa City, IA    The Mill
January 30    Chicago, IL    Subterranean
January 31    Grand Rapids, MI    Founders Brewing Company

February 1    Kalamazoo, MI    Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
February 2    Indianapolis, IN    White Rabbit Cabaret
February 5    Columbus, OH    Rumba Cafe
February 6    Cleveland, OH    Beachland Ballroom
February 7     Washington, DC    Black Cat
February 8    Philadelphia, PA    Kung Fu Necktie
February 9    Baltimore, MD    8×10
February 10    Arden, DE    Arden Gild Hall
February 12    New York, NY    Mercury Lounge
February 13    Brooklyn, NY    Knitting Factory

April 28    Indio, CA    Stagecoach Festival

* w/Trampled by Turtles and Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket)