After a nearly decade-long career which saw them amass a devoted following in the progressive post-hardcore scene, A Lot Like Birds officially called it quits earlier this year. Since the band played their final show last month at Sacramento’s First Fest, there has been rampant speculation about what creative endeavors each of the band members would turn their sights to next. And perhaps the most attention of all has been paid to the future of the band’s primary vocalist and lyricist, Cory Lockwood.
Location – Sacramento, California
We’ve got photos and video of the FINAL ever A Lot Like Birds show, along with some other goodies. Certainly an emotional experience for the long-running progressive post-hardcore band. Check out the carnage below.
One of the most unique post-hardcore supergroups to emerge in recent years has finally made their live debut. Sufferer, the conceptual project detailing a day in the life of a person suffering from anxiety and depression, consists of members of A Lot Like Birds, Hail the Sun, and I the Mighty, and has garnered substantial buzz in the genre following the release of their self-titled debut album last September.
“Don’t we all arrive at the same place where we began?”
This one repeated line opens and closes DIVISI, the long-awaited fourth album by A Lot Like Birds, and also acts a statement of purpose for the record as a whole. Nearly four years after releasing the acclaimed No Place, which added an enhanced sense of melancholy and haunting ambiance to the band’s chaotic post-hardcore blend, A Lot Like Birds returns changed in many ways. And DIVISI is the perfect representation of the current state of the band, simultaneously displaying a dramatic stylistic leap and an introduction to group’s new lineup, while also feeling like a largely natural progression from their previous work. Most impressively, A Lot Like Birds successfully juggles these various objectives without skipping a beat, not only justifying their continued existence as a group, but pushing forward to create arguably their most cohesive and complete work to date.