Meet the band

MEET THE BAND

eureka birds

October 23, 2008|By Sam Sessa

Hometown: Baltimore

Members: Justin Levy, vocals and piano; Dami Soh, cello; Jason Hoffheins, drums; Allin Hinton, bass; and Dave Rogoza, guitar

Founded: 2007

Style: experimental indie rock

Influenced by: The Decemberists, Radiohead, Death Cab For Cutie

Notable: The band's music combines complex instrumentation and dark lyrics, which make for a haunting, ambient sound. Next month, it will release its self-titled debut album, which it recorded with Margot and the Nuclear So and So's in Indiana.

Quotable : "We'd like to think we're really special," Levy said. "[But] we're kind of a similar vein with Margot and the Nuclear So and So's. So, I think it was fitting."

If you go: Eureka Birds perform with All the Saints and the Snowmen on Tuesday at The Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 410-662-0069 or go to theottobar.com. The band: myspace.com/eurekabirds.

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