Review: The Birthday Machine

The Birthday Machine
“Direction & Destination”
(Top Quality Rock & Roll…)

This 4 song EP is the type of thing you would expect to hear at an open mic night at a coffee shop.  The folkish sweet female vocals are calming and run in circles throughout the songs.  I’m not sure if there are two vocalists and they melody each other back and forth or if this is one person with two vocal tracks, but regardless it really does make for swirling round robin vocals.  You partner the vocals up with mid tempo quiet pop music that never ventures past waling lines and acoustic accompaniment and it makes for something you want to listen to while drinking coffee and reading Modern Fix.