Mint 400 Records Announce North Jersey Indie Fest Lineup
N.J. Racket is thrilled to present the second installment of the North Jersey Indie Rock Festival Lineup Announcement. Last week, we released the full lineup of artists from festival co-founder, Sniffling Indie Kids, which consisted of Adam and the Plants, Delicate Flowers, LKFFCT, Quality Living, Rocky and the Chapter, Shred Flintstone, and Spowder. Now, we present the lineup from the remaining festival co-founder, Mint 400 Records.
A Bird’s “Polluto” Says What it Means To
Adam Bird, formerly of Those Mockingbirds, has gone solo as A Bird and dropped a single last week, released by Mint 400 Records. “Polluto” is the first of the string of 2017 releases Bird teased in his interview with N.J Racket in February, and dudes, it’s pretty killer.
With an almost bluesy rock intensity behind him, Bird sings with raw emotion, “I don’t care, I’m never giving up/Starting over is still starting somewhere.” This song strikes me as anthemic, as a declaration, as the mission statement for the music we will see from A Bird. Between the slamming riff, the shrieking synth, the droning guitar over the chorus, and the piano that comes in adding a sense of urgency above the rest, this track gives so much energy and makes a powerful first impression.
Exclusive Interview with aBIRD
Adam Bird was previously the frontman for the band Those Mockingbirds, however his last release was the single How the Story Goes in 2015. Recently, Bird has began work on a new project under the moniker of “a BIRD” and is looking to begin releasing new music in the coming months for the first time in years. N.J. Racket had the chance to catch up with Bird over the past few weeks and we discussed the new a BIRD project as well as where he’s been since we last heard from him with Those Mockingbirds. Check out what he had to say below.