So I've been told recently that I've been a bit lax on the local music coverage. Good point, Midge! In an attempt to rectify this problem, I am starting this: "Local Noise" features that will appear regularly, whenever I get the urge to do so.
There are a LOT more local acts than you might imagine, and I've tried to be inclusive as possible on our Local Music page (also easily accessible on the left side bar). I'm just going to keep these profiles quite simple - just the facts, ma'am. Today's profile is the Cd'A/Spokane trio of brothers known as the Flying Mammals, who seem to be ubiquitous in the area lately, and whom I had the pleasure of seeing play live recently with Goodnight Venus at Mik's. Currently, they are touring Southern California, but make sure to keep an eyeball peeled for upcoming North Idaho/Spokane gigs in July and beyond. Also, keep your eardrums peeled (ouch!) for their uber-catchy single "Go!", which has been receiving airplay on various local radio outlets.
Name: Flying Mammals
Genre: Highly Polished Alterna-Pop/Rock
Hometown: Coeur d'Alene/Spokane
Aaron Birdsall - Lead Vocals/Bass/Keys
James Birdsall - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals,
Andrew Birdsall - Drums/Back Vocals
Ready Set LP (Audio Jerk Records, 2011)
“Flying Mammals sounds like early U2!” ~ Glenn Lefay - 95.3 KPND
Kings of Leon, The Killers, Muse, Radio Head, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Cream, Jet
All three brothers, Aaron, James, and Andy, grew up playing music. After living in Chicago for a while Aaron moved to Seattle where he played in various groups. James and Andy stayed in Chicago and played in a band together around the Midwest. Eventually, they all found their way to the Inland Northwest Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area.
Promo Video For New Album "Ready Set"
Live Promo Video for "Go"