Shorebirds is a group that, considering their amazing pedigree, completely flew under the radar during their short time together. Featuring Matt Canino from Latterman and Chris Bauermeister from Jawbreaker, this band's lineup is like some kind of dream. Sadly, this album was the only full length that the band ever released. In fact, It's Gonna Get Ugly was released post-breakup in 2008.
Luckily for all of us, their one full length lived up to the high expectation set by both their outstanding lineup and their great self titled 7". This album will make you want to sing at the top of your lungs while you are riding around in a homemade tank destroying everything that stands in your way (the subject of the lyrics to track 10 The Ballad of Marvin Heemeyer). The vocals and recording are rough enough to let you know that these guys are seriously DIY, but the hooks and talent let you know that they are professionals too. Let's face it, these are musicians who know great songs and prove it here. Be sure to grab this.
Shorebirds - Olympia Autumn Morning