Two Matchsticks

bark111: The Wooden Birds / Two Matchsticks

bark111 · CD / DIGITAL / LP
Barsuk Records · June 2011

1.
Folly Cub
2.
Two Matchsticks
3.
Cross My Heart
4.
Criminals Win
5.
Company Time
6.
Warm To The Blade
7.
Baby Jeans
8.
Too Pretty To Say Please
9.
Struck By Lightning
10.
Secrets
11.
Be No Lie
12.
Long Time To Lose It

While Two Matchsticks keeps the percussive affects of The Wooden Birds' debut, the band drew on the strengths of their live show in writing the album, making it a stronger record sonically, more driven, upbeat and fuller than the Birds' previous efforts. The most noticeable difference is the increased presence of members Leslie Sisson and Matt Pond who, in addition to singing backing vocals on the album, sing lead and duet with songwriter Andrew Kenny on some of the album's most memorable songs. There is also a heat and a passion behind Kenny's voice and throughout the album's lyrics, and the return of the vibraphone's warm tones will also be a welcome sound to fans of Kenny's previous band, The American Analog Set.

Montague Street EP

bark85.5 · DIGITAL
Barsuk Records · February 2010

1.
Believe In Love
2.
Bad
3.
The Other One
4.
Choke

Before the birth of the Wooden Birds, Andrew Kenny worked in his Brooklyn Heights home studio on Montague Street to find the songs and the sounds that would define his new project. The four songs available now as montague street EP were borrowed from those sessions and share the sound of a band about to happen.

Magnolia

bark85: The Wooden Birds / Magnolia

bark85 · CD / DIGITAL / LP
Barsuk Records · May 2009

1.
False Alarm
2.
The Other One
3.
Sugar
4.
Hailey
5.
Hometown Fantasy
6.
Choke
7.
Quit You Once
8.
Never Know
9.
Anna Paula
10.
Believe In Love
11.
Seven Seventeen
12.
Bad

Andrew Kenny is a native Texan who, after nearly six years in Brooklyn, NY, has returned to beautiful Austin, TX. He's best known as the singer/songwriter behind mellow indie favorites the American Analog Set. He's also performed as a guest artist with the Album Leaf, Her Space Holiday, Styrofoam, Arthur and Yu, Ola Podrida, and most recently the Broken Social Scene.

His latest project is called The Wooden Birds, and it is his best effort to date. Their first album is Magnolia. Fans of the AmAnSet will recognize his voice and songwriting immediately, but the arrangements on Magnolia are more vocal and percussion heavy than anything Kenny has done before.