Kurt Travis joins A Lot Like Birds
2011-01-10 by elephantREVOLUTION | 52 Comments
Former Dance Gavin Dance vocalist Kurt Travis has joined Sacramento progressive post-hardcore band A Lot Like Birds.

Travis left Dance Gavin Dance in August when it was announced original vocalist Jonny Craig would return to his previous position.
Tagged: A Lot Like Birds

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OutOfMyself
January 10th 2011
688 Comments


So stoked to hear some new material with Kurt.

Scoot
January 10th 2011
17952 Comments


band just got even more awesome

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SeaAnemone
January 10th 2011
21031 Comments


everything about this band makes me not want to check them out

Scoot
January 10th 2011
17952 Comments


you're depriving yourself

TheOceanInside
January 10th 2011
439 Comments


awesome. kurt is better then jonny craig anyday.

fuck jonny craig

Spare
January 10th 2011
5517 Comments


WHAT THE FUCK

WHY

A LOT LIKE BIRDS YOU ARE FINE HOW YOU ARE

Spare
January 10th 2011
5517 Comments


sea you might like them they're pretty good

Wolfhorde
January 10th 2011
13707 Comments


Wonderful, another talented band ruined by generic high-pitched vocals.

whywontyoudie
January 10th 2011
3063 Comments


this sounds like it could be really good.

elephantREVOLUTION
January 10th 2011
2805 Comments


i'm excited. i always liked kurt in dgd so this should be interesting.

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FearThyEvil
January 10th 2011
12911 Comments


I could honestly careless about this.

Spare
January 10th 2011
5517 Comments


i probably could too

cvlts
January 10th 2011
8994 Comments


Sea, I always think that if sputnik were a neighborhood you and rasp you be the grumpy disillusioned old men.

that said, news sucks.

Leatherneck
January 10th 2011
661 Comments


i bet this will turn out to be great

CyberTaco
January 10th 2011
56 Comments


don't really know how to feel about this

gocomeback
January 10th 2011
6 Comments


wolfhorde: you do realize their vocals were just as generic before, right? c'mon man don't be ignorant

Wolfhorde
January 10th 2011
13707 Comments


Learn to read, I said generic high-pitched. Also the screams were okay and they also had instrumental songs.

Actually, I think this band would be better off instrumental.

tkxxx7
January 10th 2011
6160 Comments


it might work out , idk . Travis has to step his lyrics-game up tho

this band was never focused on lyrics so im not sure how this will go

IAmHollywood
January 10th 2011
1443 Comments


DGD + Jonny Craig = Will be better.

Also, this is good news.

chesse13
January 10th 2011
4301 Comments


YES! need to check out plan b

Wolfhorde
January 10th 2011
13707 Comments


"this band was never focused on lyrics so im not sure how this will go"

Which is why the lyrical/vocal part may just make it worse.

Phideaux
January 10th 2011
1656 Comments


Plan B rules. Anyone who hasn't checked it out yet needs to do that right fucking now.

whywontyoudie
January 10th 2011
3063 Comments


DGD + Jonny Craig = Will be better.


nope.

Ire
January 10th 2011
41842 Comments


sweet.

kurt travis is awesome

crowing51
January 10th 2011
3468 Comments


The only problem I have with this is Kurt sucks ass live. I loved him on Happiness and Self Titled. Hopefully this will turn out to be great.

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crowing51
January 10th 2011
3468 Comments


Ire your avatar just made me love you

Ire
January 10th 2011
41842 Comments


aw thx dawg

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 10th 2011
24166 Comments


that is a massive upgrade from DGD, they suck

snerefedsav
January 10th 2011
859 Comments


very exciting news. hopefully has a positive impact on the band. plan b was the shit but the vocals were probably the weakest aspect. could be a hit or miss with kurt in the band now, but if it's a hit it's going be to fucking fantastic

elephantREVOLUTION
January 10th 2011
2805 Comments


"The only problem I have with this is Kurt sucks ass live"

agreed, but i've seen live vids of a lot like birds and their clean vocals were pretty bad so it's
not like they are taking a step back or anything.

"Learn to read, I said generic high-pitched. Also the screams were okay and they also had
instrumental songs. "

i'm pretty sure they are keeping their screamer, and hopefully kurt won't cause them to focus too
much on the vocals. the instrumentals on plan b were awesome and it would be cool if there were some
on the new album.

Torii
January 10th 2011
821 Comments


band just got even more awesome [2]

And also.

fuck jonny craig [2]

snerefedsav
January 10th 2011
859 Comments


"The only problem I have with this is Kurt sucks ass live"

i think he just tires easily. i've seen a couple videos of live performances where he actually sounded good. but in most of them, i agree, he struggles A LOT. most of those videos were taken after he had been on tour for a long time, though, i'm pretty sure. he looks visibly exhausted.


"Wonderful, another talented band ruined by generic high-pitched vocals. "

if anything, kurt's voice is less generic than the original singer/guitarists, so i'm confident that it'll sound better. the main issue is whether or not the instrumentals will take a step back, as they were the best part of plan b. but o! the joy, one of kurt's old bands had several instrumental and instrumentally-dominated tracks, so it might not be that big of a change.

tkxxx7
January 10th 2011
6160 Comments


"...so it might not be that big of a change."

let's hope

snerefedsav
January 10th 2011
859 Comments


that's what i'm banking for. his vocals will be an excellent addition to the band as long as they don't change drastically by tailoring to him

Aspenshadow
January 10th 2011
313 Comments


He better not fuck it up.

MyDearWormwood
January 10th 2011
225 Comments


awesome! Great band!

Ire
January 10th 2011
41842 Comments


that is a massive upgrade from DGD, they suck


god you suck

jacob9years
January 10th 2011
8 Comments


good news bears

snerefedsav
January 10th 2011
859 Comments


ey man, if we don't talk about that we have nothing else to discuss haha

iRefuse
January 10th 2011
111 Comments


i hope this make me like em

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
January 10th 2011
3788 Comments


Not sure if a good thing.

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Comatorium.
January 10th 2011
4219 Comments


band is awesome. travis is awesome.

wachooo
January 10th 2011
121 Comments


AHHHHHH THIS IS GONNA BE SOOOOOOO AWESOME!

hopefully

Rev
January 10th 2011
9459 Comments


stoked

nikotine9
January 11th 2011
34 Comments


i love when people post to say they don't care. why would we care if you care? btw i loved dgd's deathstar album but happiness kinda blowed so if he goes back to that form then suitee

musicConsumer
January 11th 2011
494 Comments


The vocals were the weak point before and still will be.

RCKilm
January 11th 2011
232 Comments


might love. might not.

:|ndifferent.

darkbunny
January 12th 2011
141 Comments


Good for Kurt. I know he took the falling out with DGD pretty hard, so hopefully this gets him back where he needs to be to be happy. Their new material should be even better with him.

reaeper
January 12th 2011
11 Comments


I was hoping Kurt would go to Tides of Man, since their singer left recently, but I guess I will have to check out A Lot Like Birds.

TomAkaVeto
January 13th 2011
1708 Comments


"I could honestly careless about this. "

No, I think you mean that you COULDN'T care less.


THIEF
February 1st 2011
237 Comments


This band is so awesome, but I hate Kurt Travis. Shoot.
I guess as long as they keep their incredible song writing it shouldn't matter too much. Lets just hope the old vocalist was the genius behind Plan B.

MarkTheDead
February 22nd 2012
666 Comments


"I could honestly careless about this. "

'No, I think you mean that you COULDN'T care less.'

I wanted to say something as well. That being said, after hearing a new release with Kurt Travis, I love it. Conversation Piece is awesome. :]



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