Melbourne-based musician Pascal Barbare is releasing his third solo LP, Endless Room, on July 20 via Dusky Tracks. Our song of the day, "Native Birds" is the lead single off the album and a quick listen at only 2 minutes and 23 seconds. Barbare describes the song like this:
“For 'Native Birds,' I wanted to write a simple summer pop song that condensed some of the main themes of Endless Room — specifically: family, the natural world, and growing up in the suburbs. Musically, it’s kind of an homage to all the late 90s & early 00s indie hits I was listening to in my mid-teens, which was pretty much just The Microphones, Jim O’Rourke, and Pavement. I was also listening to a lot of awful chillout compilations, but that I’d rather not mention them here.”
Endless Room follows 2013's Sorry, Morning and 2009's acclaimed debut Thunderclap Spring. "Native Birds" is accompanied by a video by Alex Badham and Barbare that sees Barbare dance through abandoned cityscapes and warehouses with a faithful dog.
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