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Birds of Prey 7”



7” Vinyl: $5 (comes with download card)

Catalog #: AHE-07
Release date: 2010

A. Birds of Prey
B. Paradise

The Birds of Prey single is the debut offering from Brooklyn’s Psychobuildings, a group that started as a solo recording project by Peter LaBier and has since expanded to include Peter Schuette on synths and producer Juan Pieczanski. Blending jam-based punk aesthetics with a laser focus on beat and melody, Psychobuildings recalls an era of music when pop, rock, and disco began fusing together to stir up new club sensations. These touchstones have provided LaBier with a foundation for his own unique pop sensibilities. With this double "A side" single Psychobuildings has succeeded in creating a new hybrid, one that brings artfully crafted beats and hooks back to the dance floor.


“Paradise” picks up the trail later, taking DNA from The Cure and Talking Heads and rinsing it in a psychedelic, glo-fi surf. It does fall into the ‘undeniably great’ category, however, so give it a whirl. Try something new! I promise you’ll love it.” -Kev Kharas (RCRD-LBL)

“Rhythms bustle in competition for space while primary, pastel synths taper around like those streamers inside party poppers, and when Peter sings his words he sounds like a child confused by a dream he just woke up from…” -Kev Kharas (VICELAND)

“Rather than invoking the chart-busting high-drama of Eurythmics’ ilk mind, he opts for a dance floor dynamic that sounds like a late Eighties ‘jackin’-house style remix you’d get on the B-side to a David Byrne and Robert Smith collaborative single…” -Jaimie Hodgson (NME)

“In between yelps and stream of consciousness lyrics sung over a chunky, looping beat, think of a New-Wave dance rock resurgence. Then think about how much sense it makes, and how good it actually is, and how good it would have sounded blasting out of your boom box in 1980s NYC. And then turn it up.” -TYPANOGRAM

“…what it would have sounded like if Suicide had been produced by Nile Rodgers, like super crisp and clear and still possibly insane but brain patters completely legible. Like “Ghost Rider” filtered through “Let’s Dance.” -Peter Macia (THE FADER)

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