I Became Birds

Home Is Where - I Became Birds
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2021 Ratings: #196
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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’ ๐Ÿ‘
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.


I was first introduced to Home Is Where when I saw them open for Glass Beach in November, and I immediately knew they were something special. I soon fell in love with their album ‘I Became Birds,’ but only on a superficial level. With the arrival of the New Year, I finally had a chance to sit with the project and analyze every single line on it like I’m in a high school English class, and good lord, this has got to be one of the best written albums I have ever heard. Every ... read more


How did this one go under my radar.

Home Is Where is a band who I found on my search for more Folk Punk music to listen to. Although this album is way more Midwest Emo than it is Folk Punk there are still elements to the production on certain tracks and certain elements in the vocals that count this as a Folk Punk album. Not only is this a Folk Punk album, it was released in 2021 meaning it is probably one of the only Folk Punk albums released this year which is fairly unfortunate considering ... read more


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Added on: March 5, 2021