In the search for something new, Rouge Wave’s Zach Rogue bought a ticket to Bloomington, booked a studio session with friend Mike Bridavsky at Russian Recording and through fragments of nowhere-close-to-complete song threads, he emerged with an album entitled Come Back to Us under the moniker Release The Sunbird.
It’s relevant to note he prefers to omit any sort of label. Whether one deems Release The Sunbird a ‘side project’ or ‘solo project’ isn’t really the point of Rogue’s newest effort. This month, Release The Sunbird debuted their Imaginary Summer EP, which features a cover track of Talking Heads “Road To Nowhere.” It is almost unimaginable that the 1985 tune from Little Creatures could be reinvented while obtaining the impact the track originally administered. Yet Rouge has effortlessly accomplished just that.
Listen “Road To Nowhere” below and check out Release The Sunbirds March tour dates below.
13 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor
14 – Portland, Ore. @ Bunk Bar
15 – Eugene, Ore. @ Sam Bond’s
23 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Brick & Mortar
24 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Bootleg Theatre