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Mimicking Birds
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM Bottom of the Hill
Date: September 27, 2018 to September 27, 2018
Where: Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., San Francisco, California, United States, 94107
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music
Ticket Price: N/A

Thursday September 27 2018
  8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
 •••  ALL AGES
$12 in advance / $14 at the door
Mimicking Birds
  from Portland, OR
 Indie folk rock
Credit Electric
 slow-core indie roots rock
Michael Michael Motorcycle

Mimicking Birds
Nate Lacy, Aaron Hanson, Adam Trachsel
-from Portland, OR
-Mimicking Birds' Nate Lacy writes songs that creep and unsettle without sacrificing an iota of beauty. "Bloodlines," from 2014, was perhaps that year's best song: an endlessly replayable earworm that never lost its lithe sense of mystery. But aside from a terrific one-off single back in 2015 — and the occasional tour with its longtime friends and collaborators in Modest Mouse — the band has stayed pretty quiet since then.

But on Jan. 26, Mimicking Birds will return with Layers of Us, a third album that loses none of the group's sinister charm. "Sunlight Daze," its first single, is another stunner, as Lacy unleashes a spaced-out missive about getting lost in the cosmos: "There's a lone, sun-bleached highway that inches along between byways," he sings, adding, "Unilluminated, we have no way of knowing what way's which way." It may well be the sexiest song ever to contain the word "ionosphere," though The B-52's might have something to say about that.

"'Sunlight Daze started out as a tiny two-bar loop created on a phone, mainly just the first line of the song," Lacy writes via email. "I always felt as though the