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Hear Mimicking Birds’ Lush, Electronic-Tinged ‘Owl Hoots’

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After a four-year gap between albums, Mimicking Birds will return on May 13 with their sophomore LP. Dubbed Eons, the upcoming collection is on the approach by way of Glacial Pace Recordings, the label operated by Modest Mouse madman Isaac Brock. In support of the 11-track effort, Mimicking Birds have plotted a tour of the U.S. (which kicks off tonight, April 25, in Chicago), and shared “Bloodlines,” a subtle but ambitious stunner that blends the Portland outfit’s panoramic folk perspective with outdoorsy electronic flourishes. Now, the trio — singer-songwriter Nate Lacy, bassist Adam Trachsel, and drummer Aaron Hanson — have unveiled another song that follows that same path. Yes, the just-released “Owl Hoots” boasts lightfoot piano and vocals that shiver, but it also advances at a skittish pace, moving towards its glorious conclusion with help from a scampering beat by producer Jeremy Sherrer. Stream “Owl Hoots” below, and scroll down further for Mimicking Birds’ tour dates.

Mimicking Birds tour dates:

April 25 – Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen
April 27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
April 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
April 29 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
April 30 – Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House
May 1 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
May 2 – Asheville, NC @ The Mill Room
May 3 – Knoxville, TN @ The Square Room
May 4 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
May 6 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Pour House
May 7 – Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
May 8 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
May 10 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
May 12 – Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo
May 13 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
May 15 – Houston, TX @ Fitz
May 16 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Cambridge
May 17 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr
May 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room
May 20 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation
May 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
May 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Chapel
May 23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir