Kurt Travis from A Lot Like Birds to release solo EP March 12th

A Lot Like Birds’ vocalist Kurt Travis will release a new, self-titled EP on March 12 via Equal Vision Records.

This will be Travis’ second solo release, following a previous EP entitled Wha Happen? through Doghouse Records in January 2012. Physical pre-orders for the new album are available now through his MerchNOW store, with iTunes digital pre-orders set to launch next week.

The latest issue of Alternative Press offers a full page feature on A Lot Like Birds, marking them as one of the “100 Bands You Need to Know in 2013”. The issue is out now and available HERE.

The Sacramento, CA-based band features duel vocalists, Cory Lockwood and Kurt Travis, who seamlessly intertwine, layer and harmonize, while interchanging singing, screaming and spoken word duties. Guiding the melodies along with the alternating of intricate riffs and airy, ambient wails are guitarists Michael Franzino and Ben Wiacek, as well as the flowing rhythms of bassist Michael “Butter” Littlefield and drummer Joe Arrington.

A Lot Like Birds has been writing intensely over the past year for their forthcoming Equal Vision release, and will return to Portland, OR in May 2013 to record their next full-length album with producer Kris Crummett [Closure In Moscow, Fear Before], with whom the band also recorded their previous release, Conversation Piece.

A Lot Like Birds is currently on a European headlining tour with support from Violet. Soon after their return to the States, Travis will begin a US tour as direct support to Jonny Craig, which will stop at several festivals along the way, including SXSW, NeverSayNever Fest and SouthBySoWhat?!

The tracklisting for the Kurt Travis EP can be seen below, along with all upcoming Kurt Travis solo dates and the remaining A Lot Like Birds full band European tour dates.

1. mt utumno
2. illuvatar
3. the valar
4. the maiar
5. angband

A Lot Like Birds w/Violet
Feb 27 Paris, FR @ Le Klub
Feb 28 London, UK @ Ace’s and Eight’s

Jonny Craig w/ Kurt Travis, Hail the Sun, The Seeking
Mar 08 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Mar 09 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
Mar 10 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Mar 11 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
Mar 13 Mission, TX @ NeverSayNever Fest
Mar 14 Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 15 Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 16 Dallas, TX @ SouthBySoWhat?!
Mar 17 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Mar 19 Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
Mar 20 Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory
Mar 21 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox
Mar 22 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
Mar 23 Springfield, VA @ Empire
Mar 24 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
Mar 26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Mar 27 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Mar 28 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
Mar 29 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Mar 30 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Mar 31 Tulsa, OK @ The Oculus
Apr 02 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Apr 03 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Apr 05 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Apr 06 Lancaster, CA @ Industry Theatre
Apr 07 San Francisco, CA @ The Parkside