A Lot Like Birds

DIVISI

FILE UNDER: Something Different Returns

ROCKS LIKE: The Receiving End Of Sirens, HRVRD, Tides Of Man

WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Yes, vocalist Kurt Travis is out of the picture, and the band’s sound has shifted. But DIVISI deserves its own conversation: A Lot Like Birds’ fourth album chases that atmospheric progressive/post-hardcore sound unheard since The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi, all the way through their dual-vocalist approach. Cory Lockwood and Matt Coate fortify their penchant for storytelling through smart melodic hooks and lyrics that will become future tattoos.

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: We’ve heard ALLB throw out bangers like “Vanity’s Fair” and “Next To Ungodliness,” but plenty of other bands can cover your heavy-to-be-heavy needs. It takes a rare, subtle touch to construct a cinematic experience like DIVISI. It’s the perfect end-to-end record for dedicated listens in dark rooms.

OUR PICK: “Atoms In Evening”