‘A Flying Dodo Society’ Lands in Brooklyn

A Flying Dodo Society at Coney Island (Photo by Meghan McDonald via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Flying Dodo Society at Coney Island (Photo by Meghan McDonald via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Maira Vergara and Federico Ausbury moved over 2,000 miles from Puerto Rico to Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, for their music, reports Brooklyn Daily in a profile by Meghan McDonald of their band A Flying Dodo Society.

Puerto Rico and its music scene was just a bit too small for the band – and the music they play, said Ausbury.

“We try to do catchy melodies,” he said. “We kind of write from a certain world — if I had to describe it, it would be a jungle made out of cereal boxes.”

After listening to their “We Ate the Sun” opening lyrics of “I like stealing starfish while my friend diverts the cops” or the later “there is something wrong with something real,” this imaginary cereal box imagery may not seem as far away for listeners.

“We used to describe our music as jungle pop,” Vergara said.

As for the music scene in Brooklyn, it seems the move was worth it.

“We have seen a lot of different things,” Vergara said. Ausbury said despite the diverse amount of talent, it has a community feel.

“I see a lot of genuine people trying to help each other out,” he said.

When it comes to the band name, A Flying Dodo Society, “they reassured that it was not merely random, but rather thoughtfully planned out.” Read about the origins of the band name at Brooklyn Daily Eagle and find out where to see them in action.

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