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Birds of Tokyo

Birds of Tokyo are an alternative rock band from Australia who rose to domestic mainstream success with their second album, Universes (2008). Founded in 2004 in Perth, Western Australia, the band originally comprised Karnivool's Ian Kenny (vocals), Adam Spark (guitar), Anthony Jackson (bass), and Adam Weston (drums). Birds of Tokyo made their recording debut in 2005 with a pair of EPs (Birds of Tokyo, One Way/Stay) released in association with the independent label Egg Records. The song "Stay" earned the band its first of many WAMi Awards (West Australian Music Industry Awards), this one for Rock Song of the Year. Two years later, Birds of Tokyo released their full-length album debut, Day One (2007), and won a pair of WAMi Awards (Favorite Newcomer, Best Male Vocalist). Their second album, Universes (2008), marked their mainstream breakthrough, peaking at number three on the Australian albums chart and spawning a pair of singles ("Silhouettic," "Broken Bones"). The band's eponymously titled third album was released by EMI in July of 2010, included the hit singles “Plans” and “Wild at Heart,” and went on to receive double-platinum certifications. Following this success, the Australian music industry accolades continued to flood in. These included APRA awards for songwriting and a “Most Popular Australian Artist” award at the 2011 ARIA ceremony. Ahead of sessions in Los Angeles for a fourth album with David Cooley and Tony Hoffer, Birds of Tokyo brought two new players into the fold: Glenn Sarangapany on keyboards and Ian Berney who replaced Jackson on bass. Also prior to these sessions, Kenny, Spark, and Weston each left Perth behind, relocating to cities on the eastern coast of Australia. The resulting record, March Fires, was appropriately released in March 2013 and became the band's first album to hit the number one spot in the Australian charts, eventually going gold. The success of March Fires opened up new doors for the band internationally, and they spent much of 2014 in the U.S. with Los Angeles as their temporary home base. In between U.S. tours, they wrote and recorded four new songs which were released in April 2015 as the standalone EP Anchor. ~ Jason Birchmeier & James Wilkinson
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Birds of Tokyo

  1.   Song
  2.   Lanterns
  3.   When the Night Falls Quiet
  4.   Hounds
  5.   The Others
  6.   Empire
  7.   Puzzle
  8.   Wild Eyed Boy
  9.   Catastrophe
  10.   Above / Below
  11.   Crown
  12.   Pilot
  13.   Discoloured
  14.   Gods
  15.   I'd Go With You Anywhere
  16.   Touch the Screen
  17.   Anchor
  18.   This Fire
  19.   Wild at Heart
  20.   Waiting for the Wolves
  21.   The Unspeakable Scene
  22.   The Saddest Thing I Know
  23.   Plans
  24.   Circles
  25.   If This Ship Sinks (I Give In)
  26.   Murmurs
  27.   The Gap
  28.   Weight of the World
  29.   Boy
  30.   Motionless
  31.   Medicine
  32.   Harlequins
  33.   Stay
  34.   Liquid Arms
  35.   The Dark Side of Love
  36.   Wayside
  37.   Off Kilter
  38.   Black Sheets
  39.   Blume
  40.   Sirin
  41.   Broken Bones
  42.   Silhouettic
  43.   Brace
  44.   In the Veins of Death Valley
  45.   White Leaves
  46.   Mercy Arms
  47.   Uno
  48.   Head in My Hands
  49.   White Witch
  50.   An Ode To Death
  51.   Armour for Liars
  52.   The Bakers Son
  53.   Train Wrecks
  54.   Russian Roulette
  55.   Pedestal
  56.   Believer
  57.   [Untitled]
  58.   Broken Bokes
  59.   Heard It Through the Grapevine
  60.   Like Rain
  61.   Overture
  62.   Rest Here My Brother
  63.   Rose
  64.   Violet
  65.   [Bonus Material]
  66.   Talking to a Stranger

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