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

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