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BYRDS OF PARADISE

EXPERIMENTAL POP

Byrds of Paradise embrace new sounds yet hold on to the romanticism of a past era. The duo consists of multimedia artists Roy Vucino & Hannah Lewis who after getting married in California and playing around the world, landed in Istanbul. BOP immersed themselves in Fassbinder films, Dada art, NY hip hop & punk and the poetic universes of Murakami books as they embarked on a musical trip, with no end in sight.  While paying homage to the melancholic voices of their folk heroes, BOP had to look ahead to the evolution of tomorrow's pop music and imagine its own version of romantic pop after having absorbed a proper dose of electronica, weed and British post punk.

Lewis works on documentary films about preservation of tradition & culture and has written standout songs, such as Red Mass' "Sharp", which she sang as a duet with Mac DeMarco. 

Vucino is an innovative guitarist featured on SUB POP, Warner Bros., Last Gang Records, Swami and In the Red Records. He has written tracks performed by great artists such as Duchess Says and King Khan, not mention, his own 100+ releases.  Vucino has been a staple in the city’s punk, garage rock and experimental scenes for the last decade and has since begun a commercial career, recording and writing tracks for fashion, film and television companies such as Yves Saint Laurent, MGM, Playboy, MTV, Showcase and Alliance Films. 

He is also currently acting on the new Viceland/City TV series FUBAR: Age of Computer.

ON TOUR

NOVEMBER 25 - TORONTO @ HANDLE BAR W/MOON EYED
DECEMBER 2 - QUEBEC CITY @ FOU BAR W/MONSIEUR LEBLANC
DECEMBER 3 - MONTREAL @ QUAI DES BRUMES
DECEMBER 10 - NEW JERSEY @ LIVE ON WMFU RADIO

 

PRESS

The panorama is post-apocalyptic, contemplative, cinematic, both enveloping and disturbing. Take Cat Power’s sweet voice, shine it on NEU’s krautrock soundscapes, add the mystical sense of Sun Ra’s free jazz, and welcome the fall. The sky is covered with black clouds.
— VICE
The newest Birds of Paradise’ release, Love Hotel, is an EP created in collaboration with ex-Aids Wolf member, André the Maji. Experimental covers of Duke Ellington, Lee Hazelwood and Tennessee Ernie Ford songs as well as improvised electronic soundscapes and warped beats all used in order to capture the dreamy atmosphere and eery echoes of 30s & 50s pop vocal music.
— SKOPE NEWS
Birds of Paradise is another project by Roy Vucino already known for his participation in Red Mass and Pypy. This time, he got together with Hannah Lewis with hushed and melodious voice to create songs that mix psychedelia, atmospheric rock of the 60s and jazz of the beginning of the century. A mixture that may seem strange at first, but gives very convincing results. It’s a little obscure with a good dose of esoteric sounds. The duo proves with this Love Hotel that its music can be as sensual as it is disturbing.
— CANAL AUDITIF

CONTACT


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