Bird of the Year and Raccoon Rally arrogate themselves – quite rightly – to smash familiar split-listening habits by jumbling up their dreamy, eyeclose-inducing and road trip-provoking songs. Thereby they create a varied selection of harmonically songs. While Bird of the Year, consisting of Thomas Baumgartner, Nora Köhler and Mario Zangl, indeed like to set a foot in noisy, shoegazy effect-jungles, Raccoon Rally, that is solo composer Tom Gal, enchants with an extra dose of fluffiness over his melancholic melodies. On their Split LP, they marvelously manage the balancing act between tranquil gloom and happy niceness. Both bands have the ambition, on stage as well as on vinyl, to sound as true as possible. For the album, they held things in DIY manner, by putting their oar in every step from recording to the artwork. The outcome is a hi-heart lo-fi album, making you close your eyes, sway to and wallow in dreams.
released September 30, 2017
All Songs Bird Of The Year: Thomas Baumgartner / Nora Köhler / Mario Zangl
All Songs Raccoon Rally: Tamas Gal
Bird Of The Year Recorded & Mixed By Fun Helsing
Raccoon Rally Recorded By Tamas Gal / Mixed By Mario Zangl
Bird Of The Year & Raccoon Rally Mastered By Alexandr Vatagin
Cover By Andrea Trsek