Birds & Batteries : on tour, live footage, cover song :
San Francisco’s Birds & Batteries continue to support their newest Velvet Blue Music release Panorama, this time they hit the road w/ friends Peter Wolf Crier.  Dates are below.
For added fun check out this free download of their cover of The Who here.
There’s also some live footage of them from the Rock Make Festival here.
Panorama is available as cd / 12″ / digital here.
And don’t forget the other great new releases !
All available at
Mist Giant human tree 12″ / digital
Seryn this is where we are 12″ / cd / digital
James & Evander constellating digital
Kissing Cousins unfortunate end 2×7″ / cd / digital
Winter’s Fall at all angles cd / digital
The Prids chronosynclastic 12″ / cd / digital
Birds & Batteries
10/27  Reno, NV @ Studio on 4th
10/28  Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Peter Wolf Crier
10/29  Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Peter Wolf Crier
10/30  Tacoma, WA @ TBA w/ Peter Wolf Crier
11/01  Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Peter Wolf Crier
11/02  Seattle, WA @ The Tractor w/ Peter Wolf Crier
11/04  San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord w/ Peter Wolf Crier
11/05  Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door w/ Peter Wolf Crier
11/06  Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place w/ Peter Wolf Crier
11/07  Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters w/ Peter Wolf Crier
11/08  Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater w/ Peter Wolf Crier
11/10  San Diego, CA @ Sunset Temple w/ Peter Wolf Crier / Lord Huron
12/21  Medford, OR @ Johnny B’s
12/22  Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
01/06 Palm Springs, CA @ Ace Hotel


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