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The Wooden Birds

Magnolia
bark85: The Wooden Birds / Magnolia
bark85   LP / CD / DIGITAL Barsuk Records   May 2009
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  1. The Other One
  2. Sugar
  3. Hailey
  4. Hometown Fantasy
  5. Choke
  6. Quit You Once
  7. Never Know
  8. Anna Paula
  9. Believe In Love
  10. Seven Seventeen
  11. 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.

While Andrew Kenny's new project recalls his American Analog Set, his songwriting remains mesmerizing and cut with a twisted sense of nostalgia. There is a tenuous balance between the Wooden Birds lulling pull and the songs' lyrical push of disillusion, the band's melodic somnambulism invoking dreamscapes of reflective disappointment and possibilities. Magnolia is easy, earthy, and undoubtedly Southern, like the dusky buzz of summer cicadas.
Austin Chronicle

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