April 28, 2015 • Supply & Demand
Axis Mundi, though it wasn’t the band’s intention, is a body of work which illustrates Brown Bird’s musical and personal journey together. Completed by MorganEve after Dave’s passing in April 2014 and named for the mythical place where heaven and earth connect, she has called it ‘the album they always wanted to make’. Musically, it spans their evolution from solo project to psych-rock, Balkan, Romani, and blues-inspired duo. Lyrically it alludes to their joy and their pain. Emotionally, it tells an important and universal story: One of love and hope and the belief that we each leave a legacy after we leave this earth.
fits of reason
April 2, 2013 • Supply & Demand
Thomas Paine, the English-American philosopher and revolutionary, said, “Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it”. Inspired by Paine’s ideas, and those of Omar Khayyam, Christopher Hitchens, and Plato, among others, Fits of Reason is perhaps the band’s most cerebral release, grappling with the human condition in a smooth but unapologetic departure from the band’s previous album, Salt for Salt. With the introduction of electric guitar, electric bass, and a more prominent display of the band’s Middle Eastern, metal, and psych-rock influences, Fits of Reason delves into heavier territory and invites the listener to hear with discerning ears.
salt for salt
October 18, 2011 • Supply & Demand
In 2010, Dave and MorganEve made the decision to officially strip the band down to a duo and pursue music full-time. The two quit their day jobs, bought a tour van, and wrote the songs for Salt for Salt. With the addition of MorganEve’s upright bass, the music took a turn towards rock, while still maintaining a foothold in the “dark Americana” they’d become recognized for. Decidedly more upbeat and technically involved, Salt for Salt was the duo’s first attempt at bringing some of their heavier influences into the music they created.
the devil dancing
November 10, 2009 • Peapod Recordings
Deeply rooted in dark Americana, this record was largely written the Spring and Summer of the year Dave and MorganEve met. Their intense connection is lyrically evident, while the instrumentation and arrangements display their love for folklore, gypsy music and country. The Devil Dancing is the only album in Brown Bird’s catalogue that features a 5-piece band. Jeremy and Jerusha Robinson, who perform on the band’s two earliest albums, joined Dave and MorganEve on accordion and cello, respectively, while Michael Samos added Dobro and lap steel.