Saturday, October 8, 2011

...and some final reviews.

Review of the last show back in August with the Men
"...Birth kind of stole the show by reigning in their sound and then also destroying all of their equipment on stage in a final, defining act for their band."

from loudlooppress:
Birth sound exactly like a loud band from Chicago, and I mean that as the highest form of complement–this trio would be right at home on a bill with Shellac or Jesus Lizard. However, come next week, Birth will be playing even fewer shows than either of the other two aforementioned bands. After this show on Friday, Birth pack it in and their singer/bassist moves to LA for the most LA of reasons (a PhD in Sociology), and then you’ll have missed your chance to have your brain rocked to sufficient levels. So make your way to Water Works and watch the triumphant death of a band that you should have been loving all along, and in five or ten years when all the new post-hardcore bands cite Birth as their number one influence, you can say you were there. (Andy Kondrat).

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Final Show + Tour Leftovers

Last show:
August 12th @ Waterworks in Chicago - The Men, Raw Nerve, Birth, + more

We also have about 10 "Double Reggae" Tour cassette tapes leftover from tour.  They'll be available at this show, Permanent Records (Chicago), and Mind Cure Records (Pittsburgh).  In the meantime, you can dig on this track from the tape:
 Birth - Sex Hooker (No Credit) by 100yrOldEgg

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Double Reggae Tour
June 30th - Madison, WI - Madison Project Lodge w/ White Suns
July 1st - St. Louis, MO -  Apop Records  - w/Shaved Women,Autonomy
July 2nd - Carbondale, IL - w/ Shaved Women
July 3rd - Columbus, OH - Bat Chapters
July 4th - Cleveland - Now Thats Class
July 5th - Pittsburgh, PA -  Gooski's w/ Microwaves & Free Clinic

5 songs recorded earlier this month at Reuben's Palace featuring blistering guitar shredding by guest musician Todd Rittman of Dead Rider & U.S. Maple and some percussion from James Lechocki of Great Society Mind Destroyers.  It's limited to 40, so be sure to pick one up at a show near you.  They look like this

Saturday, June 25, 2011

One of the Best things in Chicago apparently.

True to form in a world in which the commodity form has colonized all of lived human experience, the Chicago Reader has dubbed Birth and our friends Den as the two bands in the city that have the "best band-on-band synergy".  While we typically leave the biz speak terms such as "synergy" and "co-branding" to the jobbers pimping their wares to the horny and strung-out, we here at Birth/Den Inc, LLC are thrilled to have received a nod from the Reader.  Long live the free market or whatever.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

June Shows

We haven't played a show in Chicago since March and haven't played since mid-April on account of our drummer Ian being on a super sweet tour opening for Kawabata Makoto & Pikacyu.  Now that he's back, we'll be playing a lot this Summer until our final two shows in mid-August.  That's right, the death of Birth is nigh as Josh has finally saved up enough to become a full time latrine examiner and Michael is moving out west to pursue a doctorate in bullshit.  So as Birth says its final fuck you to Chicago it's finally safe to return to the usual limp-dick garage rock, early aughties indie leftovers, people from fucking Iowa or Nebraska, and mall-level psychedelia in the Second City.

Local Shows in Chicago
June 7th Mortville w/Harco,Geffika
June 22nd Waterworks w/Milk Music,Population, Socially Retarded
June 29th  Panchos w/White Suns, Lechugillas