Queens, NY based pop trio, Birds in the Boneyard, is psyched to release their debut single, “I Still Believe” via Stella’s Records.
On this release, the band had the opportunity to work with Jim Wirt (Fiona Apple, Jack’s Mannequin, Incubus). BITBY is ready to share their infectious pop sound with world and assures us that this is just the beginning for them. The song was inspired by a group of creative individuals who shared their talents on a fun project, believing then that they could realize their dreams.
When asked about the production, Producer Jim Wirt had this to say: “I could tell the band had a real commercial pop sensibility, and felt that if we could explore that musically, they could realize their potential”.
BITBY had never utilized synthesizers or programming before working with Wirt, who brought in Programmer/Co-Producer Javier MK Davis. In response to working with Wirt, singer Mikey Condoleon said: “Our sound always needed an upgrade. I just realized this. But Petey…Petey always knew this. Working with Jim was great and for the first single, “I Still Believe”, we wanted to capture what we were feeling and make sure it would speak universally”.
About Birds in the Boneyard:
What started as a “fun” music project in 2014, between brothers Mikey and Petey Condeleon, quickly turned into what has become Birds in the Boneyard (affectionately referred to as BITBY). Growing up in Queens, NY, the two boys have always been artists and dreamers; naturally it made perfect sense for them to be musical partners in crime. Mikey was always an artist and an entertainer who thrived on attention. Petey on the other hand, was quiet and more reserved. After finding a deep love for the piano, Petey discovered his calling and began to compose melodies. Petey also gravitated toward other instruments, including bass while Mikey picked up the guitar.
Later that year, the brothers joined forces and played their first show together to a packed house. The experience was life-changing for the boys, solidifying that BITBY was something they wanted to pursue “all the way”.
Mutual friends of the brothers introduced them to drummer Teo Vanovski. The three had immediate musical chemistry and the lineup was set. They began writing new music, rehearsing relentlessly and playing as many shows as possible.
Rapidly they became one of the heavy-hitter bands on the New York music scene, being one of the go-to acts to see on a Friday night. They even set out on some tours. During a show at Stella’s Music Club in Cleveland, OH, the band caught the ear of it’s club owner, Michael Zweig, who introduced the boys to Platinum producer, Jim Wirt (Incubus, Fiona Apple, Trapped, The Rocket Summer, Bad Luck.) to see if he would be interested in working with them.
The band is excited to launch what really is a new sound from within their bones. “I Still Believe” hit the world on May 24th, 2019.
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