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Artist: BIRDS OF MAYA
Title: Volume 1
Format: LP
Label: Holy Mountain
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Its been said that Volume 1 is possibly the best rock release to come out of Philadelphia ever. While low on recording budget, attitude and pretension, BIRDS OF MAYA is high on stolen riffs and an energetic execution seldom seen outside of a Sunday ruling by Seamus McCaffery. Whether they are mangling riffs or stepping way out for fried boogie solos Birds of Maya oozes a dark chunky sludge with elements from all the colors of the classic rock rainbow. Do they really sound like "a GG Allin demo played through a megaphone?" Its a fair description and its certainly colorful, but it leaves out an awful lot. They are loud and they are chaotic, but they have way more groove than GG Allin could have ever imagined." - Holy Mountain"Birds of Maya did what countless garage rock geeks try and fail at: dust off 1968 and bring it back to life without making it look like museum piece. Bringing on the best of 60s power trios like Hendrix and Cream, a whiff of Blue Cheers bongwater, Black Sabbaths bass heavy paranoia, and Stooges bum-out, they were sloppy in all the right places. The jamming never got tired and held everyones rapt attention." -phawker.com

Artist: BIRDS OF MAYA
Title: Celebration
Format: LP
Label: Little Big Chief
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Though the game mighta changed round em, the three years since Ready to Howl aint diminished Birds of Maya one ounce (or do they measure in...grams?). You can tell right away on Celebration, cuz its just as stupefying to describe as every other moment theyve put down. Why is that? Seems so simple! But ya get near pronouncements like "Free or The Groundhogs as seen in the busted mirror mosaic of Japanese underground psych" and a lil balloon of acid anxiety busts in yer gut. Insufficient. This aint just about shred and dread; this is about sweat and spit and busted bottles. This is about volume--meaning both quantity AND decibels. It takes a lot for many of us to sit still for side-long live tracks, so I suggest you dethrone that ass and break some valuables when the evil busts start rollin out like smoke from Sleeps van; its only natural. And dont fear the "TV Eye" cover, neither, cuz it surely made me forget the last 67 beef-witted versions Id heard. Course, theres so much snarl all over this thing, Im surprised the mic aint slumped in the corner, nursing an ulcer, by the end.  Another fetid feather in Phillys cap. Dressed in hand-painted sleeves, itll make all the records you file it next to cooler via osmotic paint flakes." - - Sebastian Morris-White, Buffet of Loathsome.
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Artist: BIRDS OF MAYA
Title: Celebration
Format: LP
Label: Little Big Chief
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Shred, dread, sweat, spit and busted bottles from the city of brotherly scuz. "Theres so much snarl all over this thing," marvels Buffet of Loathsome, "Im surprised the mic aint slumped in the corner, nursing an ulcer.... [Insufficient] pronouncements like Free or The Groundhogs as seen in the busted-mirror mosaic of Japanese underground psych [bust] a lil balloon of acid anxiety ... in yer gut." - Little Big Chief. Limited repress.

Artist: BIRDS OF MAYA
Title: Ready To Howl
Format: Double LP
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Here it is. Its the most ambitious TestosterTunes release to date: a three-song, double-LP by the three men of Philadelphias BIRDS OF MAYA. Its called Ready To Howl and its the soundtrack to an upcoming feature length film of the same name. Formed in 2002, Birds of Maya is the finest meat n potatoes Neanderthal rock group operating today, and theyre undoubtedly the outfit most committed to creating throbbing, thoroughly relentless, blues-based hard rock. Astute listeners will note nods to the fried power-rock of Split-era Groundhogs or the relentless garage mayhem of High Rise recorded under claustrophobic sub-Funhouse decadence. Anyone with ears will hear fried-Hendrixisms all over this thing." - Richie.
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Artist: BIRDS OF MAYA
Title: Regulation
Format: 7"
Label: Richie
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Not ones to usually hit the road, Birds of Maya stormed the Midwest in May, and if you checked their merch table, this limited and unassuming little single was probably laying right next to Ready to Howl. ⿿Regulation⿝ is a heavy blues jam in the classic Birds of Maya style, but its special in that local man-about-town Harmonica Dan sits in on their session (Ill give you one guess what he plays). Dan doesnt mess around, he just takes off his backpack, cracks open a tallboy and blows harder than an office fan, psychically connected to Birds of Maya and the bluesy groove they stand for. Its pretty smoking and serves as an excellent petition to recruit him as a full-time member. The untitled b-side is sweet (a nice pairing to the savory a-side), starting off with some psychedelic swirl and guitar noodling, almost veering into art-drone territory (not that its a bad thing), but just as Im ready to put on my Keiji Haino wig and smoke a clove, it kicks right back into a standard Birds of Maya stoner riff with Harmonica Dan riding the rails once more. Not sure how easy this 7? will be to find, if it was tour-only or what, but please, make it your mission." - Richie.

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