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Gig Alert: The Wooden Birds

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Wooden Birds
"Two Matchsticks"

Playing Friday at The Rock Shop (249 4th Avenue, Park Slope)
Info: Tickets ($10) | Directions

If you were a fan of slow-core indie rock in the late '90’s and early aughts, the vocals and tempo on the title track from The Wooden Birds’ second record, Two Matchsticks, should sound familiar. Andrew Kenny, the frontman of the Austin indie band American Analog Set, founded The Wooden Birds as a side project, and the band's work is evocative of his laid-back Lone Star state roots.

Kenny wrote the songs for The Wooden Bird’s debut record Magnolia over several years living in Brooklyn. The album was recorded in a Brooklyn Heights apartment. On the record, Kenny is joined by drummer Sean Haskins, former AmAnSet collaborator Leslie Sisson, and guitarist and singer Matt Pond (of Matt Pond PA).

Download the slow-driving track "Two Matchsticks" above or take a look back to AmAnSet’s 2003 song “Come Home Baby Julie, Come Home” in the video below.

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