By Staff on February 25, 2013
San Francisco's Mikey Maramag, best known as Blackbird Blackbird, creates some seriously addictive and atmospheric tunes. Among his influences are some FILTER favorites: James Blake, Washed Out, and Caribou. The unexpected combination of the folk and synth-pop influences are evident in Blackbird Blackbird's unique brand of dream-pop.
The new video for "It's A War" is a perfect introduction to Blackbird Blackbird's sound. It's a seven minute epic love story that you don't want to miss out on!
The video depicts the ups and downs of young love starring famous Australian surfer Thom Pringle and model Shenay Carey. Their cuteness at the beginning will make you smile, but by the end of the video, you might even shed a tear.
If you enjoyed the video and want hear more of Blackbird Blackbird, you're in luck! Blackbird Blackbird will be touring the country with STRFKR. We're hoping STRFKR brings along their LED wall and that both bands bring some serious tunes (which of course, they will).
Check out the "It's A War" video and tour dates below!
Blackbird Blackbird Tour Dates
26 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater
27 -Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
1 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
2 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theater
3 - San Diego, CA - Porter's Pub
7 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
8 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
9 - New Orleans, LA - Buku Project
10 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
11 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
12 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
13 - Asheville, NC - 9:30 Club Washington DC
14 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
15 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
16 - Boston, MA - Paradise
18 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
19 - Chicago, IL - Metro
20 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
21 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater
22 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
23 - Sioux Falls, SD - Boonies
24 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room