Here’s what the MTV’s Marissa G. Muller had to say about Sarah Pedinotti and her band: “You’d be hard-pressed to predict the ending of a RAILBIRD song, but attempting that guess-work makes the experimental Brooklyn band’s music more mysterious and suspenseful. ‘Our aesthetic is somewhat of a riddle — we do everything with purpose but we can’t really explain it,’ says frontwoman Sarah Pedinotti. On ‘MIRRORS,’ from their upcoming EP, Lucky, the group repurposes a cell phone glitch as the beat and builds on it with fluttering guitar pangs, double-tracked vocals that are both whispered and chirped, and lush drums. The song’s off-kilter time structure and percussive eruptions is indebted to Dirty Projectors — Pedinotti’s vocals, too, stretch and unfold with a flexibility similar to Amber Coffman’s. But, RAILBIRD’s pop-based improv is just as compelling.”
Railbird’s new EP Lucky is slated for official release on Tuesday, November 27, and the band will be celebrating with a CD release party at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Friday, November 30.
But you don’t have to wait all month long to catch Railbird in the spotlight. The band is winging their way into Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on Thursday (November 8). The evening’s festivities feature Margaret Glaspy (8pm), the Daredevil Christopher Wright (9pm), Cuddle Magic (10pm) and Railbird (11pm). Tix are $8 at the door.