Clip from “Hondora” music video directed by Ashley Connor. Watch the full video on YouTube and download the track at - /V\ #whitebirds #white #birds #hondora #video #nofilter

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"Hondora" is on the Insound April 2012 Mixtape along with tracks by Beach House, John Maus, M. Ward, and more.  Snag it for free at the link - /V\ /V\

"Hondora" is on the Insound April 2012 Mixtape along with tracks by Beach House, John Maus, M. Ward, and more.  Snag it for free at the link - /V\ /V\

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Hondora is MP3 of the Day at

"White Birds turn heartbreak into low-key, lo-fi indie-rock gold on "Hondora", our MP3 of the Day" -

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Hondora by White Birds

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Sunday Shuffle

Today on the Sunday Shuffle, ‘Hondora’ by White Birds. I have a serious weakness (not that it’s weak) for lo-fi, so this song is pretty heavenly in that sense. Its washed out (in a good way) 60s pop vibe is very pleasant, and I like the way the vocals float and ripple on the soft instrumentals. It makes me think of those reflections water casts on walls. The best part of the song comes in around 1:40, though. Quiet, rhythmic drums drop in, and it sounds almost like being underwater in your neighbor’s backyard pool. Maybe this was the quaint, suburban image Lana Del Ray was trying to capture in her music, but this song actually does it well. It deftly captures feelings and moments that are palpable and imaginable, not through trite lyrics, but intricate sound. 

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Full length LP available now for stream at bandcamp and soundcloud. Buy the album at

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White Birds Key Session

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"Listen to this week’s Key Studio Session and count the ways the guys in White Birdsimpressively play off one another. There’s vibey ensemble moments: Mike Cammarata’s minimal floor tom percussion provides the broken heartbeat to the tales of loss singer Jim Harvey spins thru a 60′s pop loom (“Floating Hands”). Chris Radwinski’s strolling bass line strikes a harmonic counterpoint to the scene in “Hondora.” But the breezy Bucks County psych band also works at the simplest level: “No Sun” and “Veins Lined With Rust” are carried by breathtaking harmonies between Harvey and his brother Farzad Houshiarnejad. It’s a far cry from the spastic carnival music these guys delivered as Drink Up Buttercup, but the band says you shouldn’t be fooled by the downtempo approach of its debut EP (or this session). It’s catalog runs broader, since it’s preparing to release a full length next year, and when White Birds opens for Jukebox the Ghost on Saturday, it promises energetic rock-out moments to break up the mellow mood. Get the full story when their session and interview plays back on The Key Studio Sessions Hour on XPN2tomorrow night at 7. White Birds opens for The Spinto Band and Jukebox the Ghost Sat. Dec. 3 at Union Transfer. Tickets to the all-ages show are $14, more info at” - John Vittese

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