After forming in the fall of 2005, indie rockers The Painted Birds have secured a loyal following throughout Vancouver. Now, on the cusp of a major breakthrough, they are about to release their debut album, So Much For The Rain, and introduce Canadians to a brand new sound. The intoxicating sound of the Painted Birds. The band’s name is a nod to Jerzy Kosinski's 1965 novel, the Painted Bird. In Kosinski’s famed book, a man paints a bird and returns it to its flock. The bird thinks that it’s going home, but the flock ends up killing it because they see it as an intruder.