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New Examiner Interview with BOA - A new interview with BOA is up at – we discuss our influences, challenges, and the story behind our most recent single, “Forgotten Lights.” Here’s what they had to say about the song: “Its poppish, progressive-rock vibe made us feel good, just after one listen. And after hearing it a few more times, we […]
Ryan Touring with Project/Object - While BOA is finishing up new music and getting ready for summer dates, Ryan will be playing drums on tour with Project/Object (featuring Ike Willis and Don Preston, best known from their work with the Frank Zappa band and The Mothers of Invention). They’ll be playing songs from both of their periods with Frank – go check […]
Stereo Stickman Reviews “Forgotten Lights” - Stereo Stickman has posted a great review for “Forgotten Lights” “The music of Birds Over Arkansas is, as a rule perhaps, absolutely stunning. They describe it as Americana, but all genres and terminologies aside – it’s just beautiful, in every way; an incredible creation of music from a superbly talented trio…The musical simplicity of it […]
BOA named as Artist To Watch 2016 - We are honored that Big Fuss Records has named BOA as one of their Artists To Watch for 2016. “The group was selected as Artists to Watch for 2016 for their mesmerizing new single, Forgotten Lights”. Forgotten Lights will be included on Big Fuss Records compilation CD that will be released later this year. […]
“Forgotten Lights” on iTunes - “Forgotten Lights” is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and all other online music retailers. We’ve also added “The String,” which was previously only available as a bonus track on the physical CD. You can also still get “Forgotten Lights” at the Bandcamp link below.                 […]
“Forgotten Lights” Featured on the SBS Podcast - “Forgotten Lights” is featured on this week’s SBS podcast – Ryan and Jer had this to say about the song: “As musicians, you can truly hear how they come together to create the sound that they’re looking for…Forgotten Lights is a masterful piece of writing.”   The guys at Sleeping Bag Studios are passionate about […]
More “Forgotten Lights” Reviews - The positive reviews for “Forgotten Lights” keep coming. Here are some that have been added in the last few days. Click on the publication name to go to the full review. “Their new single ‘Forgotten Lights’ should be spinning everywhere…radio, shopping malls, elevators, you get it. It’s that tasty of a jam. It’s powerful. It has mass appeal.”   […]
Jamsphere reviews “Forgotten Lights” - We received another great review for our new single “Forgotten Lights” – this time from Jampshere.   “This is a band that is consistent as well as talented, creative and eclectic. The level of creativity and musicianship on this track is once again utterly exceptional…Top class musicianship, clever lyrics and an intriguingly complex yet surprisingly accessible […]
Sleeping Bag Studios Review “Forgotten Lights” - Thank you Sleeping Bag Studios for posting an amazing review of our new single, “Forgotten Lights.” “My jaw is literally on the floor in awe of just how beautiful this song becomes through its inspired attitude and perspective in both the lyrics and music of its second part…it’s a song as spectacular as one could ever […]
New Single: “Forgotten Lights” - We’ve been quiet for a while – hiding away in the studio working on our next full length release. We are happy to announce that Root Down In The Shadow is premiering a new single from the upcoming release. Please enjoy “Forgotten Lights”, a song about slowly losing a loved one to dementia. Let us […]