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New Bobby Birdman video feat. YACHT, plus updated tour dates

By February 19, 2010No Comments

VIDEO: “You’d Be Surprised” (dir. by Judah Switzer)

MP3: “Only For A While”

Bobby Birdman

While in Portland, Oregon to rehearse for the upcoming New Mystery Moods Tour with YACHT and the Straight Gaze, Bobby Birdman was asked to perform on Portland Community Media’s underground televised variety sensation, The You’d Be Surprised Hour, hosted by “local favorite” Steve Schroeder of States Rights Records.

For the occasion, Bobby Birdman assembled a band of his favorite Portland players to jam under the hot lights of the cable-access studio: Adam Forkner of White Rainbow (seen in the video exhibiting his unparalleled dance style), E*Rock of Audio Dregs/Fryk Beat, and his fellow YACHT and the Straight Gaze bandmates Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans, Jeff Brodsky (Jeffrey Jerusalem) and D. Reuben Snyder (Rob Walmart). By sheer coincidence, they chose to play the song “You’d Be Surprised,” from Bobby Birdman’s new album, New Moods. The result was such visual dynamite that the video is now being widely released for those people who no longer own televisions.

The You’d Be Surprised Hour has long been a hit with audiences in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and has featured performances from locally-grown, internationally recognized acts like grammy-nominated Nu Shooz, The Wipers, Heatmiser, Dead Moon and The Kingsmen.

Bobby Birdman joins YACHT and the Straight Gaze on the New Mystery Moods tour of North America this month.

New Moods is out now on Fryk Beat records and will change your world.


02-19 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Biltmore Cabaret *
02-20 Victoria, British Columbia – Sugar Nightclub *
02-22 Edmonton, Alberta – Pawn Shop *
02-23 Calgary, Alberta – The Hi-Fi Club *
02-24 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Scratch Nightclub *
02-25 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Pyramid Cabaret *
02-26 Northfield, MN – The Cave at Carleton College ^*
02-27 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle ^*
02-28 Gambier, OH – The Horn Gallery ^*
03-02 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom ^*
03-03 Hamilton, Ontario – The Casbah ^*
03-04 Toronto, Ontario – Wrongbar ^*
03-05 Ottawa, Ontario – Ritual ^*
03-06 Montreal, Quebec – Le Belmont ^*
03-07 Buffalo, NY – Big Orbit Soundlab ^*
03-11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ^*
03-12 Philadelphia, PA – Voyeur-Making Time *
03-13 Monterrey, Mexico – Festival Nrmal Alianza Francesa *
03-15 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel *
03-16 Atlanta, GA – The Drunken Unicorn *
03-17-21 Austin, TX – SXSW TBA
03-25 San Diego, CA – Museum of Contemporary Art *
03-26 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex !*

* = with YACHT
^ = with MNDR
! = with Washed Out, Small Black, Pictureplane

Bobby Birdman
New Moods
(Fryk Beat)
Street Date: Nov. 10, 2009

01 Only For A While
02 Dust Design
03 What You Say
04 Weighty Wait
05 Victory At Sea
06 Bloody Mess
07 Silent But Violent
08 You’d Be Surprised
09 Setting Sun
10 Truth Be Told
11 Well Sprung
12 Back and Forth


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