Don’t know about you, but we’re big fans of the sporadic something-core band A Lot Like Birds. It’s tough to nail them down to a particular sound, but post-hardcore seems closest to the goal. Their sophomore release, Conversation Piece, is a pretty amazing piece of album-making: eleven clever (and cleverly-named) songs establishing them as one of the most unpredictable and innovative bands out there today. So we sat down with Cory Lockwood to talk setlist science, then witnessed said setlist in person. Watch A Lot Like Birds play “What Didn’t Kill Me Just Got Stronger” Live from November 2012 in Pittsburgh. The third full-length from ALLB is due for 2013 on Equal Vision Records.