Red Bird

by Outrun the Sunlight

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lucid_dreamscape Red Bird is a phenomenal album, the best thing they’ve done in my opinion.
It combines the heavy riffs & technical drumming of prog metal with the huge atmospheric soundscapes and memorable lead guitar lines of post-rock in a way I haven’t heard done before, not like this.

I consider it essential listening for anyone even remotely interested in post-rock. There’s a lot to appreciate here & to me it’s one of the highlights of the entire genre. Truly a masterpiece in every sense of the w Favorite track: Red Bird.
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L-A Boulanger Amazing. For fans of Plini, Scale the Summit and post-rock. Favorite track: Red Bird.
Michael Checco
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Michael Checco Wow. Just wow. This album is unlike anything else I have heard. Definitely one of my favorite albums of all time. Red Bird is my favorite, only because it's the most 'typically' structured, making it easy to follow, and it's simplicity keeps my mind engaged but allows it to wander at the same time. Their tone is very organic, and each track has multiple points of intensity. Every song can be thoroughly listened to or played in the background, with certain moments coming to life. Happy Listening. Favorite track: Red Bird.
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This album is best listened to in a quiet space on your best set of headphones.

From soaring guitar lines, complex rhythms and ambient soundscapes, “Red Bird,” demonstrates the vastness of metal music, taking influence from Caspian, Cloudkicker, The Contortionist and more. Traditionally grouped into progressive metal and djent, the quartet has made a conscious effort to transcend all conventions and constraints that factor into production, songwriting and image of those genres. Leaving behind direct-in guitar recording, programmed drums and in-house mixing/mastering, all four members performed and critiqued the album, creating the most organic and truest form of the band yet. “Red Bird” evokes cathartic feelings of love, growth and uncertainty, and being that it’s instrumental, it encourages the listener to create their own narratives in the music.

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released April 21, 2017

Outrun the Sunlight is Austin Peters, Cody McCarty, Connor Grant and Pedro Villegas.

Red Bird was written and arranged between 2014 and 2016 by Austin with additional writing by Connor.

Drums performed by Pedro on August 6, 2016 at Audiotree Studios in Chicago, engineered by Rick Fritz.

Bass & guitars performed by Connor, Cody, and Austin, August 7, 13 & 14, 2016 at Populous Chicago, engineered by Kevin Frytz.

Auxiliary guitars recorded by Austin Peters in his home studio.

This album was mixed August 2016 thru January 2017 by Auré Pereira at Flatcurve Studios in Metz, France.

Red Bird was mastered January 30, 2017 by Rick Fritz at Audiotree Studios.

Original watercolors commissioned by Stephen Sloan, photographed by Kirsten Miccoli.

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Ⓟ & © 2017 Outrun the Sunlight. Released independently.

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Chicago instrumental quintet, Outrun the Sunlight, has been crafting powerful and emotional songs since 2011, bringing together post-rock and progressive metal communities through a common interest in sound and experience.

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