BirdPen life and biography

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BirdPen biography

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Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-06-19
Credited as : alternative rock band, Dave Pen, Mike Bird, indie rock Global Lows

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Alternative rock band BirdPen return with their second full studio album entitled Global Lows. An album lyrically and musically inspired from the thoughts of Dave Pen and Mike Bird. Birdpen are Mike Bird, Dave Pen (Archive) and James Livingston Seagull. They formed in 2004 and refuse to say where they actually come from, because what is the point and what difference.

Following on from the underground critical acclaim of BirdPen's self produced debut album On/Off/Safety/Danger, which saw them tour the album across Europe, BirdPen return with their follow up. For this album the band travelled to Manchester to record and produce with Jim Spencer. Jim has produced, mixed and engineered bands such as The Horrors, New Order, The Charlatans, Oasis, The Cribs, Johnny Marr and Echo and the Bunnymen to name a few. His patient thought process and guidance in co-producing with the band has given the album an intense raw and sonic texture whilst still keeping a pure organic energy throughout. The album was recorded and mixed at the vintage wonderland that is EVE Studios in Stockport in four intense sessions over 12 months.

An album full of energy with light and shade embracing the modern and analog world. BirdPen make music from the heart and soul and wrap it up in their own doom groove style… To quote the band:

"It's like standing at the end of the world with a smile on your face"

The bands live performances have always received rave reviews and critical acclaim and they will be playing festivals throughout the summer with a European tour to follow in Autumn 2012.

Global Lows is an album of songs inspired from issues from within our sub consciousness. Songs about how easily manipulated the human spirit can be, following false profits onto paths of destruction, the loneliness of war, corrupted presidents and politicians, beauty queens who become world famous drug barons, science fiction and heartbreak, The fear of claustrophobia, paranoia, corruption, love, loss, lies, facing the truth and eyes wide open observations of a world of which it sometimes seems we can do nothing to help but sit with remote controls and watch it all unfold.

Dave Pen is also a part of the group Archive. A collective of musicians that have been selling out arenas on the continent over the last five years and have headlined some of Europe’s biggest music festivals including 2011’s Rock En Seine Festival. He has contributed in the writing on the last three studio albums and continues to write and tour with them.

Dave also co-wrote and sung on five songs for the solo artist Robin Foster on the album "Where do we go from here" which was released in 2011.

Newest mixtape Global Lows is released on June 5th, 2012 on Last Exit Records.

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