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Their debut album Plan B was the brainchild of the band’s guitarist/original vocalist Michael Franzino, who invited several talented musicians in the Sacramento scene (Including various orchestral instrumentalists and a female vocalist) to perform on the record. They spent their first year of existence diligently perfecting their live set, building their fan base, and most recently, writing their sophomore album as a collaborative effort. Their live set is known for setting deep moods that swing from thoughtful, emotional build-ups to body-moving, epic climaxes.
After signing both deals, they entered Interlace Audio Recording Studio with producer / engineer Kris Crummet (Closure In Moscow, Fear Before, Dance Gavin Dance) to record their second full length, Conversation Piece.
After it's release in the fall of 2011, Conversation Piece received praise and they were called "one of post-hardcore’s most important new bands and one of the few capable of saving the scene." (-MindEqualsBlown.net).
A Lot Like Birds spent all of 2012 on the road, taking their new album and frenzied live antics to the masses. The positive reception to their high energy performances lead to a one month tour of Europe in February 2013. The band's growing fan base fueled powerful performances in London, Paris, Vienna, Budapest and 19 other cities.
ALLB Released their 2nd LP 'No Place' with Equal Vision Records on October 29th, 2013.
ALLB released their 3rd LP 'DIVISI' with Equal Vision Records on May 5th, 2017.
On February 17, 2018, A Lot Like Birds announced their break-up.
Tantrum (Far From the Tree, the Apple Grew Rotten) 0:00 / 7:16
A Lot Like Birds Track 1/11
by A Lot Like Birds
Save your arms and legs cause you're the mother and no one will hold us up for so long.
We will always resort to fodder. We crawl in the crack, falling through your limbs.
If she was here, she'd say be careful but she'd already let it go.
Do as I say, not as I've done. Just trust in me. Believe me.
When you left me, you didn't leave me a trail to follow.
No, you just swallowed all the crumbs along the way
So you could feed all the ghosts that hide inside your bones
Cause maybe if their mouths are full they'll stop whispering that you're better off alone.
It wasn't nice of you to go out without saying goodbye.
So I think I'll hunt you down and punish you. Good luck trying to hide.
My temper's a teacher with a hell of a lesson plan.
You might know this but I've got a rifle and stifling manners.
You control this and any consistency scares me from progress.
I don't show it but I'm catching on and can see through the pattern.
Don't talk! Read this! Your strong upper hand will get lost in the process.
Got matters to attend to and methods to convince you to stay right where you
Are you ready to apologize? I won't believe you but it's worth a few tries.
Don't look down! Look in my eyes! Go on and feed me some lies. Lie to me!
I make this into what you always keep from me.
Although your secrets are locked away,
You forget that you left me a key on a day that's just memory;
When we were young and were happy.
When lying on the bed with not a thing to do and words unsaid,
We were certain that things were perfect.
Of course I'm bitter thinking things would never change.
I can't let go and this is why I always make this into what you keep from me.
Contributed by Parker F. Suggest a correction in the comments below.