Amplified: The Bird Calls

Photo by Sarah Kinslow

By Jerk Staff

MEMBERS: Sam Sodomsky

YEARS ACTIVE: Six

SOUND: Acoustic Singer/Songwriter

SOUNDS LIKE

Lo-fi Conor Oberst and Paul Simon with a liberal use of Auto-Tune.

WHAT HE JERKS TO

Amy Grant, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen

BEST SONGS

“Darkness of Man’s Soul” from The Bird Calls 2010 album, Love Birds, begins reminiscent of Illinoise-era Sufjan then shifts into dissonance and ends in a gentle flurry of R&B with Auto-Tuned vocals.

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN UP

Through his honest image-laden lyrics, bare acoustic guitar, and quivering melodic vocals, The Bird Calls’ music is about as genuine as can be. Judging by his already expansive catalog, The Bird Calls won’t stop releasing music anytime soon.

UNLIKELY SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

Growing up listening to the likes of Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath, The Bird Calls would love to replicate his idols by one day playing for a metal band.

WHERE YOU CAN HEAR HIM

You can download his albums for free online, starting with his upcoming release, I Am the Resurrection (working title). He also plans on releasing a greatest hits compilation by the end of the year.

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