You’d be hard-pressed to predict the ending of a RAILBIRD song, but attempting that guess-work makes the experimental Brooklyn band’s music more mysterious and suspenseful. “Our aesthetic is somewhat of a riddle — we do everything with purpose but we can’t really explain it,” says frontwoman Sarah Pedinotti. On “MIRRORS,” from their upcoming Lucky EP, the group repurposes a cell phone glitch as the beat and builds on it with fluttering guitar pangs, double-tracked vocals that are both whispered and chirped, and lush drums. The song’s off-kilter time structure and percussive eruptions is indebted to Dirty Projectors — Pedinotti’s vocals, too, stretch and unfold with a flexibility similar to Amber Coffman’s. But, RAILBIRD’s pop-based improv is just as compelling.
Stream “MIRRORS” below:RAILBIRD - MIRRORs