I've been listening to the iTunes stream all week and it's very good. I can feel it becoming an acoustic marker for the year like Day One, Universes and the self titled album all were.
Birds of Tokyo - March Fires  [Album]
EMI Music Australia / 7253982 / CD
MP3 / V0 (VBR)
Over the course of their first two studio albums (2007's "Day One" and 2008's "Universes") Birds of Tokyo carved out a niche for guitar driven anthems. Lots of touring around Australia gradually turned them into indie chart toppers. Their eponymous third release in 2010 shifted things up a gear with double platinum certifications and hit singles "Plans" and "Wild At Heart". They received songwriting awards from APRA, had their work voted "Rock Album Of The Year" by their peers and then capped it all off by winning the publicly voted gong as "Most Popular Australian Artist" at the 2011 ARIA Awards. Not surprisingly their heads were swimming. But rather than milk a formula they decided to throw themselves into new ways of being a band. Burnt it down. Started again. The result is 'March Fires'. The album's title directly reflects its phoenix-like conception plus in the northern hemisphere the March fires are typically a natural source of renewal each spring.
01. Liquid Arms
02. This Fire
03. When the Night Falls Quiet
06. The Others
07. White Leaves