When: Fri., Sept. 1, 7 p.m. 2017
The four Birdsall brothers, better known as Flying Mammals, aren’t easy musicians to pigeonhole. The Coeur d’Alene band is set to release their new album Vier on Friday, and based on the samples of the album that are available on the band’s website, the record is far glossier and fuller-sounding than their 2013 EP New Funk Fam. And while it continues the Birdsalls’ penchant for mostly upbeat, genre-defying tunes, its sounds cover a wide spectrum: There’s a little hard rock, some folk and funk; there are clap-along pop anthems, spacey jams; sitars and mandolins make the occasional appearance. They’re definitely artists to keep an eye on, because it’s impossible to predict what they’ll do next.