Blynd Birds is a rock and ruin band from Austin, TX. It was created by Jared Blair after years of playing guitar in loud indie-rock bands. He was asked to list his ten favorite bands, and dammit if eight of them weren't from Texas. But, they were all over the map; from Spoon to Old 97's to Charlie Sexton to The Toadies to Slobberbone.
Jared had been playing all through 2013 with Emily Bell (Austin Music Awards Best New Artist, 2013). He found the best musicians he knew and formed Blynd Birds. They recorded an album with Grammy winner Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Cat Power, Black Joe Lewis, The Sword, etc.)
The band is genre-bending, sharp-toothed, honest and strange. Their album is now available for download on iTunes, but will have it's hard copy release on March 28th at The Mohawk in Austin.
Jared Blair: Lead Vocals, Guitar
John Evans: Bass, Backing Vocals
Sam Powell: All Keys
Simon Hilsman: Drums
For Fans Of: Jack White, Spoon, Cold War Kids, QOTSA, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The National, Joe Henry, The Strokes