Building Birds
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Building Birds

Flint, MI | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Flint, MI
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Indie




"Taking Flight"

Suddenly, they were being compared in online reviews to Radiohead, 18-time Grammy nominee and one of the most successful indie groups of all time. - My City Magazine

"The 2015 City’s Choice Award Winners!"

Winner of 2015 Best Local Band (Original Music) City's Choice Award! - My City Magazine

"Flint, Michigan’s Building Birds Make Note-Perfect Stadium Rock"

Flint, Michigan’s Building Birds Make Note-Perfect Stadium Rock - Deadly Music (Dublin, Ireland)

"Building Birds at The Loft"

The band was amazing live. The solo’s were note for note and I honestly thought, this was one of the best Michigan bands I have EVER seen. - WMMQ

"Building Birds — Swirling Among the Stars"

On this debut LP, newly formed Flint band Building Birds taps the sounds of mid-career Radiohead with success. - Metro Times - Detroit

"The Hot 100 Songs of 2015"

Here is my official list for my favorite songs of 2015!

7. Elizabeth—Building Birds
28. All I Ever Need—Building Birds
88. Breathe—Building Birds - Phil Maq - WHFM

"The Best Albums of 2015"

It was an incredible year for music! Once again, I listened to thousands of albums and I had to trim several hundred of them to keep the list at 100!

5. Swirling Among the Stars—Building Birds (BEST “BIG SOUND” ALBUM) - Phil Maq - WHFM


If A Tree Falls... (LP - 2015)
Swirling Among The Stars (LP - 2014)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Hailing from the industry town of Flint, Michigan, alternative rock band Building Birds knows a thing or two about creating with passion.

The band’s music is a swaying tree of emotion that pushes and pulls the listener, both challenging them and soothing them. Feathers of reverb crash away as gusts of distortion hold them at arm’s length…just enough to convey urgency, but close enough to draw everything back together into a delicate embrace.

Vocalist/guitarist Ashley Peacock sings with a purposeful breath which at times evokes the ghost of Jeff Buckley. Bassist Johnny Mason performs with a rhythmic intention that drives and draws the melodies forward.  Much as a poet moves a pen, guitarist Taylor VonBrockdorff plays with a sentiment that can shift from gentle to giant at any moment. Drummer Michelle McAuley hits with the competency of Motown’s finest to lock hands with the audience, to bring everyone out to the other side.

Reminiscent of alt melody champions such as The Bends era Radiohead, early U2, and even shoegazers My Bloody Valentine;  Desire, despair, bliss, regret, and hope are all themes that weave themselves throughout the Building Birds catalog.

Imagine a watercolor being painted with sound…splashing, bleeding, blending, moving along the paper of your mind in tiny rivers of creation. Now, open your eyes, and realize that it actually happened…

Band Members