Birds & Batteries on NPR



We've been praising Birds & Batteries' lo-fi-country-meets-synth aesthetic for months; now NPR's caught on with this recent feature on the band. The San Francisco group has a lot to be excited about: a new album, I'll Never Sleep Again (out Oct. 9), a nationwide tour (they embark this week), and a revamped co-ed lineup (Mike Sempert on guitar, Brian Michelsonon drums and laptop, Jill Heinke on bass, and Julie Thomasson on keys and synths). They'll be all nice and worn-in when they return to the Bay Area, Oct. 29 at the Knockout.