NYC-based indie pop outfit Birch is the project of Michelle Birsky with bandmate Mat Towles.
Birch is thrilled to share their new single, “femme.two.” Premiering on August 16, 2018 on The Line of Best Fit, the song was inspired by the Women’s March, with haunting lyrics ruminating on both how far we’ve come & how far we have left to go. “The song reflects the essence of the feminist resistance,” Michelle shares, “it’s about standing up to adversity, step by step, protest by protest and recognizing our power as women and allies.” The Line of Best Fit praise the song’s “syrupy, glitch-pop beats and chopped and spliced vocal samples,” as well as its subject matter, one that “has a weight that’s personal as well as political.”
Listen to “femme.two” via Spotify!
Birch has been releasing music and making waves in the Brooklyn scene for a few years now. Last summer, they released Not Human, prompting The 405 to proclaim that “you need this 4-track EP in your life” and Ladygunn to praise the way “Birch explores societal issues and the concerns of our generation in a rounded atmospheric cloud of swirly tempos that provide a space for feeling, reflecting and dancing.”
“femme.two” is just the beginning of Birch’s latest chapter, one that will continue to merge her affinity for creating moody indie pop, accented with electronic flourishes, with her incisive lyrics that tackle some of the most pressing socio-political issues of our time.
“femme.two has a weight that’s personal as well as political.” - The Line of Best Fit
"You need this 4-track EP in your life." - The 405
"Disguised as a collection of love songs, or not, one cannot deny the undercurrent of politics, whether that be a battle of the sexes, or the war and terror we all are part of, just by being alive and at the mercy of our governments." - Popped Music
"If reading political comments on your feed has your head ready to explode, then this tune is one you need to listen to... Also bonus, Birch tackles topics from technology to women’s history and gender equality, you know, all the important stuff." - Galore Magazine
"...the gravity of the subject blends seamlessly into her infectious melodies, and truly showcases her songwriting prowess." - The Deli Magazine
"Birch explores societal issues and the concerns of our generation in a rounded atmospheric cloud of swirly tempos that provide a space for feeling, reflecting and dancing." - Ladygunn
"Heavy synth, entrancing percussion. Michelle’s ethereal voice comes in, high pitched and creating an ambiance of serenity across the sound space." - Impose Magazine
"Birsky and her band shows admirable range, but at the same time there's a keen focus on songwriting quality that maintains a sense of consistency amidst all the variety." - Pop Matters
"Birch has a bright future ahead of them and we can't wait to see what they're up to next." - Pancakes and Whiskey
"Birch have you hooked on something addictively different…. Every track on ‘Halfway’ is absolutely stunning; each beautiful in their own rights, made fantastic by their union on this EP. It’s a coherent experience…leaves you cluelessly wanting more” - Fresh Beats 365
"She attempts to find meaning in the chaos; to find answers to questions people are too afraid to ask. That, and the fact that her song will be on repeat in your head for days, is why this girl is going far." - The Lala