"It's Southern gothic through the filter of Ernest Hemingway, with the frightening stuff left off the page but seeping between the lines."
"Birds Make Good Neighbors is autumn wrapped up in cashmere: rich, comfortable, welcome."
"Wondrously echoes the somber strains of Yo La Tengo and the more timid tendencies of the Arcade Fire."
"These are love songs destined for indie purgatory -- the emotions are too real for corporate radio, the hooks too poppy for Indie 103."
"The Rosebuds combine hooks, textures, and delicate production to create perfect pop songs that are at once fragile and unafraid."
"The Rosebuds have provided something that many indie rock bands don't: an interesting, unique record."
"Their record is all deep twang, railroad rhythms, and innocence reclaimed."
"The Rosebuds were absolutely incredible. It was actually the first time I ever saw them live, and now I might be a little obsessed."
GNR008 | The Rosebuds
Raleigh, North Carolina’s The Rosebuds are back with their second full length release! “Birds Make Good Neighbors” marks an astounding growth in stylistic range and songwriting maturity from the band’s 2003 debut “The Rosebuds Make Out.” Incorporating influences as diverse as The Kinks, The Go-Betweens, The Smiths and The Zombies, husband and wife team, Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp have perfected the 3 minute pop songs they rolled out on “Make Out” and have taken adventurous forays into a denser, more lush soundscape. Recorded with legendary producer Brian Paulson and featuring North Carolina drum hero Lee Waters (Work Clothes), “Birds Make Good Neighbors” is a beautifully realized pop album that will have you dancing, laughing, crying, and ultimately left breathless.
Read more about The Rosebuds.