Upcoming Performances

Saturday/Sunday, September 1/2, 2012

ProgDay Festival
Chapel Hill, NC

Birdsongs play ProgDay 2012 on Sept 1

The ensemble will perform at the 18th season of the world's longest running International Progressive Rock festival held in Chapel Hill, NC over Labor Day weekend.


  Click here to read the ProgArchives.com Interview




Check out this new book!
Geology In Art
The author focuses on BOTM on page 102, featuring a scan of Sonic Geology, an interview with the band, plus added shots of various Cuneiform CD jackets on pages 112-115. Definitely a curious object d'art for Birdsongs' eclectic portfolio.


Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic Interview by Peter Hamm - Caught in the Carousel

Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic with Peter Hamm


Triassic Tour PosterThe


Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic
Featuring Roger Miller of Mission Of Burma

"Classical-punk-jazz-car-wreck music." -- Jim Sullivan / Boston Globe

"The world's hardest rocking chamber quartet." -- NY Times

Michael Bierylo - guitar / percussion
Erik Lindgren
- synthesizer / rhythm machines
Roger Miller
- piano / percussion
Rick Scott
- synthesizer / percussion

To support the release of Dawn Of The Cycads, founding member Roger Miller (of Mission of Burma) toured with the group in place of current member Ken Field.

Birdsongs performed material from their Triassic Era (1980-'87) on vintage equipment in support of their Cuneiform 2-CD retrospective Dawn Of The Cycads.

*** TOUR DATES ***
July 23 Providence, RI AS-220 www.as220.org
July 24 New York City Mercury Lounge www.mercuryloungenyc.com
July 25 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie www.kungfunecktie.com
July 26 Baltimore, MD Talking Head Club www.sonarbaltimore.com
July 30 Somerville, MA Johnny D's www.johnnyds.com
For more information, contact Birdsongs at info@sfzrecordings.com.
Dawn Of The Cycads

The Complete Ace of Hearts Recordings (1983-1987)

RUNE 274/275

In 2009, for the first time, all of the band's 3 recordings for Ace of Hearts (Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Magnetic Flip and Beat of the Mesozoic) were reissued in their entirety and in the order in which they were originally heard when they were first issued. In the the words of Erik Lindgren, the remastering done here, "sonically makes the 'Sonic Geology' package irrelevant." The package comes with a 20 page booklet of notes and photos and there is a huge wealth of totally cool CDRom material - 175 photos, art files, set-lists, dioramas, letters, documents and more. Additionally, there are two studio tracks and seven live tracks, none of which have ever been heard before, for over 45' of bonus material.


“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘Thank You,’ that would suffice.” So yeah, thank you. Because who could resist the stately and surprisingly plump pieces on this comprehensive Ace of Hearts anthology with superadded bonus outtakes and live tracks? Only a person with a heart of stone. From the 1983 self-titled EP, opener “Sound Valentine” and “Orange Ocean” are the stand-outs. Proceeding to 1984’s Magnetic Flip we venture into more rugged territory; for some of us, the majestic opening track, “Shiny Golden Snakes,” and the tumultuous “Terry Riley’s House” must surely have been turbulent highlights from that lost year of dread, with “International Tours” and “Bridge Underwater” their psychopomp antitheses.The 1986 release Beat of the Mesozoic features more of the band’s playful yet consistently stirring and ambitious classical pieces, notably the opener “Lost in the B-Zone,” the luminescent “Waterwheel,” and the elegaic “Scenes From a...”. The seven live tracks, retroactively titled Between the Fires, reveal a band ably positioned to perform live some of their most rigorous and intellectually challenging compositions, notably “Carbon 14” and the astonishing, otherworldly climax to “Lqabblil Insanya.”

The Noise

Cuneiform Records