NPR: Songs We Love: Mimicking Birds, 'Dead Weight'
For years, Nate Lacy's Mimicking Birds project has been linked to his friends and colleagues in Modest Mouse. That band's singer, Isaac Brock, released both of Mimicking Birds' terrific studio albums on his Glacial Pace label, and both groups are scheduled to tour together in August. They complement each other in other ways, too: Mimicking Birds' sinister, unsettling sound fits beautifully next to Modest Mouse's more frenetic excursions. They're cousins in mood and tone — different enough to stand clearly apart, yet equally inclined to allure and fascinate.