Today we’re so excited to share with you the new video for Maybird‘s “In Technicolor (For The First Time), from their album Things I Remember From Earth. It’s a psychedelic journey that is strikingly contemporary, invoking early Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, while tastefully referencing genre trailblazers The Beatles and Electric Light Orchestra.
Shortly after uploading a few songs to SoundCloud in 2016, bandleader and frontman Josh Netsky received a cold call from Danger Mouse, the Grammy-winning producer and songwriter behind such hit records as “The Grey Album” (a mashup of Jay-Z’s “The Black Album” and The Beatles’ “White Album”), Gorillaz’s “Demon Days,” Beck’s “Modern Guilt” and Adele’s “25.”
The band quickly released their Turning Into Water EP for 30th Century that same year, followed by the four-song Unraveling EP produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.
2019 has seen the band deliver their first album, Things I Remember From Earth. It’s an immaculate debut, showcasing a band with real songwriting chops and effortless hooks. On the album and final single, Netsky writes –
“Our new album is called Things I Remember From Earth, and that title was inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s novel The Sirens of Titan. So were many of the themes in the songs. Human purpose, holding on to memories, and losing control of your mind/memory are all themes in the book that found a place on the album. “To You” took its inspiration from the philosophy of human purpose. It’s about following your instinct and identifying what matters most to you personally. Don’t let anything get in the way of that… it’s something that I think everyone needs a reminder of from time to time.”