Monday, May 2, 2011

MP3 Monday: The Wooden Birds

The Wooden Birds, led by Andrew Kenny (American Analog Set, Broken Social Scene) announce their North American headlining tour in support their great new full length, Two Matchsticks. The summer tour around Barsuk's June 7th release of the album includes shows along both coasts and two Canadian dates.

Also, this week MTVHive premieres the first song off Two Matchsticks and we're thrilled to be sharing it with all of you here! The title track was recorded in a converted bedroom in Kenny's Austin home and mixed at Resonate Studio with producer Louie Lino (Nada Surf). In creating Two Matchsticks, the band drew on the strengths of their live show, making it more driven, upbeat and fuller than the Birds' previous efforts. The album also features Wooden Birds members Leslie Sisson and Matt Pond who, in addition to singing backing vocals on the album, sing lead and duet with Kenny on some of the album's most memorable songs. Other special guests include Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie along with members of Ola Podrida.

Download Two Matchsticks HERE


6/16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room (all ages)
6/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (18+)
6/18 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar (21+)
6/19 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place (all ages)
6/23 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern (21+)
6/24 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir (21+)
6/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (all ages)
7/8 - Chicago, IL @ The Hideout (21+)
7/9 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewery (21+)
7/10 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake (all ages)
7/11 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo (all ages)
7/12 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott (18+)
7/14 - New York, NY @ Mercury (21+, 8pm)
7/15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Shop (21+)
7/16 - Washington, DC @ DC9 (all ages)
7/17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (21+)
7/20 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (all ages)

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