I Became Birds

Home Is Where - I Became Birds
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2021 Ratings: #154
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Well, aren't I pleasantly surprised?

I've been mostly unimpressed with the revival wave of midwest emo (most of it is just either shitty imitations of classic bands or generic power pop but slightly whinier) but Home is Where really took me by surprise. Their blend of folk and midwest emo is creative, unique, and super fun. This is easily one of my favorite albums released this year, and even if these genres don't sound too appealing, I HIGHLY recommend giving this a shot. Extremely hyped to ... read more
Finally, some midwest emo I can feel good for enjoying. I Become Birds carries a folky twang to it and yelled lyrics that range in influence from Neutral Milk Hotel to Deafheaven without coming across as too derivative of either. Taking eveything into account, Home is Where delivers a very poignant statement on their debut LP that makes the most out of its nineteen-minute runtime.

Favorite tracks: The Scientific Classification of Stingrays, Long Distance Conjoined Twins
Least Favorite: ... read more
And next my nomination for best Midwest Emo EP goes to... ‘I Became Birds’ by ‘Home Is Where’ 👏
A genre-defying EP with completely quirky and original whiskey-soaked vocal is met with folky shuffles, brass, harmonica, strings and unexpected moments of tasty punk and screamo!

This golden encrusted EP ticks so many boxes. ‘I Became Birds’ is fun, exciting, concise, playful, dynamic, hilarious, energetic, experimental, cohesive and engaging.
Stop calling this Midwest Emo y'all they are from FLORIDA. Anyways. . . "Long Distance Conjoined Twins" is an amazing, amazing song on a wildly original record. At only 19 minutes, I Became Birds is explosive proof that albums should be about quality, not quantity.
FAVORITE TRACK: Long Distance Conjoined Twins


Been very much anticipating listening to this one.

I Became Birds is a stellar and emotional emo project. Mixed with screaming and harmonicas, Home Is Where brings a fun and intriguing sound to the emo world. The vocals on this are not my favorite and honestly weigh the project down in the non-yelling parts. In the nicest way possible, the lead vocalist does sound like Goofy. But the lyrics on this are catchy ... read more
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Added on: March 5, 2021