We have good news and bad news. The bad news is that A Lot Like Birds have broken up. The good news is that former A Lot Like Birds vocalist Kurt Travis has started a new band called Royal Coda. We're both sad and happy at the same time.
A Lot Like Birds formed back in 2009 and have released four studio records. Travis (ex-Dance Gavin Dance) fronted the post-hardcore band for two of their records before leaving in February 2016 to pursue a “new direction.” Cory Lockwood, constant founding member and unclean vocalist, and bassist Matt Coate have covered vocals since.
The band have now announced their breakup on social media. “This is a thank you letter to all of you for letting us do so, whenever you came aboard,” the band writes. “At the beginning or just last week, thank you for listening. You decided our lives for nine whole years and you made them fucking wonderful.”
It’s 02/17/2018 & this is the end of A Lot Like Birds
This is a thank you letter to all of you, whenever you came aboard. At the beginning or just last week, ty for listening. You decided our lives for 9 whole years & you made them fucking wonderful:https://t.co/TuAUmP44kP pic.twitter.com/sGzCfx9Zjh
— A Lot Like Birds (@alotlikebirds) February 17, 2018
We will look back in fondness and always remember: They are “A Lot Like Birds, and nothing like fish.”
In light of the breakup, Travis has rejoined former bandmate Joseph Arrington (A Lot Like Birds, drums) and guitarist Sergio Medina (Sianvar) for a new project, Royal Coda.
The group are signed to guitarist Will Swan's (Dance Gavin Dance) record label, Blue Swan Records, and have released their debut track, “Anything To Save.”
Kurt Travis rejoins former bandmate Joseph Arrington and guitarist Sergio Medina for Royal Coda.
Listen to their debut single:https://t.co/Dd70UmI0NL
— Blue Swan Records (@BlueSwanRecords) February 16, 2018
Check out “Anything To Save” below:
Are you sad to see A Lot Like Birds go? Are you excited for Royal Coda? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!