Birds of India
Birds of India was conceived in 2001 by Jason Ei (guitar/vocals) and Kevin Lee (drums). Both had played with an incestuous DIY community of musicians from Northeast PA for 8 years, being in numerous bands with numerous people time and time again. Getting older, they felt that they had rehashed all the popular musical stylings of youth enough. With an attitude of musical freedom, new material synthesized very quickly and easily, as if out of thin air.
Birds of India is best described as a contemporary model of guitar rock and roll. All old Fender tube amps, no effects or distortion, everything turned way up, and Kevin banging the heck out of a set of old Slingerlands. The singing brings out melody of the tightly structured but loosely played abstract guitar work. Jason Ei sings about anything from socio/political viewpoints, to experience with personal struggles and relationships and friends. Pop sensibilities are present without stealing the show.
After moving to Prescott Arizona in 2002 and settling on a permanent line-up, the band played shows all over the state on a locally recorded demo, gaining an audience very quickly. After securing the pressing of a record with Limekiln, they recorded the six song “American Eggs EP” with esteemed Phoenix producer Bob Hoag of Flying Blanket Studios http://www.flyingblanket.com They are touring the whole US starting November to support it. The Southern leg will be with fellow Limekiln EP-sters Up Up Down Down.