H Y B I R D

DEBUT FULL LENGTH "GEMINI" OUT NOW ON OFF ATLAS

Recent Press Links

  • New Haven Independent
    "The songs ranged from the personal to the political, revolving around a tension between the natural world and technology." 
  • Raven and Crow Journal
    "We took a few minutes to catch up with Ravi to talk over his new project, the nuts + bolts of re-starting a musical career, the boons of slowing life down, and the eye-opening experience of playing Barbie’s guitar. "
  • Independent Clauses
    "Overall, [the song "Sun & Air"] shows a careful attention to the contours of how an arrangement and lyrics fit together, creating an evocative, memorable tune. Fans of Sufjan Stevens’ Michigan-era work or William Fitzsimmons’ delicate-yet-devastating work will find much to love here."

H Y B I R D 
is an
indiepop/folktronic
artist from
New Haven, CT
on
Off Atlas Records

I was born from a south Indian father and jewish mother. They named me after Ravi Shankar. I learned guitar by playing along to Cure, R.E.M. and Smiths cassettes. I spent my high school years writing and recording terrible songs on a Yamaha four-track recorder. In college I started an indie-pop band called Charming. We made three records on a couple of great labels. Then I moved to NYC and started writing music for ads, films and video games. Millions heard my music but never saw my face, and rarely heard my voice or knew my name. I missed playing onstage so I formed a Smiths tribute band called The Sons & Heirs. I learned deep secrets from songs I loved and got better on guitar while playing pipe dream stages like the Bowery Ballroom and the Avalon. I also started teaching music composition at VCFA, where I even lectured once on songwriting. I've spent a lifetime telling other people's stories. Hybird is where I tell my stories.  Some things that interest me lyrically: the space between technology and nature; truth in a post-truth world; mundane personal mythologies.

Contact

hybirdsongs *at* gmail *dot* *com*
hybird.bandcamp.com
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