MXTS 2011 Preview: The Wooden Birds

Posted in Music and other Arts by Tara Bouley on March 15, 2011

I’m not saying that The Wooden Birds are a super group, but I’m not saying they aren’t. I mean, with members from American Analog Set and Matt Pond PA, The Wooden Birds at least qualify as an All star team.

The songs make you sway, with a slow, driving rhythm.  The vocals of Andrew Kenny and Leslie Sisson commune well together.  The sound isn’t incredibly far off from Kenny’s last band,  Austin’s own American Analog Set — it’s more stripped down and has it’s own magic in the congregation of members and how they color and contribute to his songwriting.

The Wooden Birds released their first album Magnolia in 2009. The song “Sugar” off that record was Song of the Day on NPR. They have a new album Two Matchsticks on Barsuk Records set for release in June.

The Wooden Birds will be performing at Music by the Slice this Thursday, March 19th at 2:55 PM.

Track: The Other One

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