"Blackbird Blackbird (formerly Bye Bye Blackbird) is a prolific dream pop musician from San Francisco, California. In 2010, Blackbird Blackbird, a.k.a. Mikey Sanders has been written about several times as a most-blogged-artist on The Hype Machine, and risen to prominence due to his constant stream of high-quality recordings. A literature major at UCSC, Sanders has incorporated his love for contemporary art, philosophy, literary theory and William S. Burroughs-esque cut-up techniques to break down genres and collapse the formative model for perceiving pop music. His blend of experimental pop is randomly blissful,-psychedelic wisps of imagination collide with structured, hierarchical modes of classification such as pop, classical, folk, and progressive music. In short, Sanders blends his own creative imagination with old formations of genre to create something new and original. In interviews, the 23-year-old Mikey has discussed growing up highly influenced by My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, M83, Joy Division, and New Order. His music and style are unique, experimental and unclassifiable."