Iâ€™m a big fan of the Baltimore based band, The Eureka Birds. They have this really cool lo-fi, pop sound, and their piano and string arrangements bring to mind some of my favorite aspects of The Beatlesâ€™ music (gasp!). Â Their lead singer, Justin Levy, is also a realÂ scientist, which adds that much more street cred to their music.Â Up to date they have released one album, which I featured here, and just recently released a new fantastic EP called, Eureka! EP.
A few of the tracks Iâ€™m really digging on the 6 track EP include, â€œThe Mountain is a Volcano,â€â€Sarah (Sits and Cries),â€â€There Was Light,â€ and â€œCactus Man.â€ So thatâ€™s pretty much the entire thing right there. And the band is being nice enough to give it away for free on Bandcamp.
Just like with the arrangements on many Beatles songs, I find these tracks growing on me the more I listen to them. So take a listenâ€” and if youâ€™re not sure how you feel about it right away, definitely do this band justice by listening through a few times. It’s worth it.
Eureka! EP (2010):