Birdstriking, the Beijing noise rockers, soften up on their much anticipated sophomore release, “Holey Brain”, out on Maybe Mars, showcasing a deeper melodic tension that for the most part, works wonders.
While the band’s amplified emotions have always been their strong suit, the way it’s utilized here is vastly different from the band’s hotwire socially conscious debut five years prior.
Instead the band seems to be looking inwards, reflecting on their families, nostalgia’s pull, and well, growing up and moving full steam ahead in this new day and age.
This is very much apparent in the band’s lead single “25” – which finds the band coming to gripes with being responsible adults whilst trying to get in their licks while they can.
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