Summerbirds in the Cellar
With the Hands of the Hunter It All Becomes Dead
Summerbirds in the Cellar may be the best band you've never heard of. Or maybe, if you live in that little wakeboarding Mecca called Orlando, you have heard of them. Here is a band on the brink of breaking out huge. Two of the members are also in the Saddle Creek band Now It's Overhead, whose label is also home to bands Cursive, Bright Eyes, and The Faint, to name a few. These guys tour 200 days out of the year and have played with everyone from Bloc Party to Man Man, Rilo Kiley to Brian Jonestown Massacre. In fact, last month they were personally asked by R.E.M legend Michael Stipe to share the bill at this year's South by Southwest festival. With the Hands of the Hunter It All Becomes Dead is a synth-drenched, dreamy guitar layered indie rock classic. Pick it up if you dig insanely great songs that make you move. Mark my words. Summerbirds in the Cellar won't be under the radar long if they keep making records like this.