- Release Date 2010-05-11
- Label Spectral Sound
- Catalog SPC91
Birds & Souls lead single Birds & Souls (from the self-titled debut) is an exuberant track built more for rock shows than dancefloors, charting a journey from giddy, congas-and-claves house to synth-drenched space disco to ecstatic arpeggiated bliss and back again. At Birds & Souls apex, Birds & Souls member Sergio Giorgini intones My soul, it weighs a thousand pounds / touch the mountain, touch the groundat that moment, the duo seem everywhere at once, their feet stomping out a primal 4-on-the-floor, their heads soaring through the clouds.
B-side Birds & Souls (Birds & Beats Version) indulges the tracks cosmic side, emphasizing repetition, atmosphere, and chanting backing vocals; while Birds & Souls (Runaways Mountain & Ground Remix) sees the Brooklyn-based DJ/producers and DFA alumni drag Birds & Souls into the dank, half-lit gloom of a sweaty basement party, all room-consuming bass and dirty, groaning keyboard stabs.