Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Sacramento, California-based post-hardcore act A Lot Like Birds was formed in late 2009 by guitarist/composer Michael Franzino. Franzino gathered together a host of area musicians to join him in filling out his frenetic, genre-jumping compositions, which would take turns from screamo breakdowns to ambient atmospheres with no notice. Debut album Plan B arrived in 2010, featuring a host of guest musicians and accompanists. By the start of 2011, a solid lineup was in place, featuring dual vocalists Kurt Travis and Cory Lockwood, bassist Michael Littlefield, drummer Joe Arrington, and guitarist Ben Wiacek joining Franzino on his increasingly ambitious productions. Second album Conversation Piece was released in late 2011, and the band toured for much of the next year, releasing third album No Place at the end of 2013.