The Birthdays is a rather mercurial and elusive recording project, which came to life as a collaboration between Ben Grey (of Dear Boy) and Jackson Phillips of the band Day Wave. Once they could cut out a window of spare time from their respective projects, the two teamed up to record a few new songs under a new band name, marking the start of a new adventure in music.
The pair’s single “Bunny” garnered momentum about a year ago, and it’s easy to see why. The song has an immediately endearing twist, and the bare-bones production highlights the spontaneity at the core of this project. The drum beat is simple yet edgy and direct. The jangly electric guitars drive the mix and merge with the essentialist bass line to perfection. The vocals have a lo-fi sheen that makes them feel understated yet present.
The guitar hooks are incredibly catchy, and the song’s vocals are memorable and uplifting. This track is a perfect example of making dream-pop with a fuzzy edge, making us want more from this enigmatic recording act.
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