Posted in music on January 12, 2009

The Wrens

We here at Absolutely Kosher Records are practically peeing in our pants with excitement to officially announce the commencement of recording for The Wrens fourth full length album. To kick off recording the band is offering up the new single, "Pulled Fences" digitally (available as of today!!!!). "Pulled Fences" was recorded at the historic and incomparable Abbey Road Studios for WORLDSPACE satellite radio in London, England and marks the first time since 1999 that Charles, Kevin, Jerry and Greg were in one room working on new music together.

Additionally, 2009 marks The Wrens' 20th anniversary as a band. Throughout The Wrens' 20 years together it has been a secret challenge that if they we were ever able to play in a setting that seemed rather important like lets say, ABBEY ROAD!.... That they would have the guts to make up a brand new song on the spot... and that is exactly what happened with "Pulled Fences". Keep in mind that this was a pretty precarious undertaking, given that the song was being broadcast over the internet, video-taped, and there was a small live audience in the room. Kevin had written "Pulled Fences" ahead of time, but Charles, Greg and Jerry had never seen the chords, or heard the song. What you hear in "Pulled Fences" is a first take. It was rather risky to say the least... which of course, made it that much better.

"Pulled Fences" is available now at The Wrens brand spanking new website, Absolutely Kosher Records brand spanking new website, iTunes and Amazon.com. The album is schedule for release in late spring. And by "scheduled," we mean...fingers crossed...

I thought that press release was definitely worth quoting in full.

---

      

Comments (29)

holyshitholyshitholyshitholyshitholyshitholyshit

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 7:05 PM

so what

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 7:12 PM

But what that press release doesn't include is this little nugget from their new website:

"So all that’s the typically long-butted way of saying that a week from Monday – that’s the 19th – we reconvene in the basement and start recording music to follow-up the Meadowlands.
And we’ll see you in Austin in March."

Posted by Chris | January 12, 2009 7:22 PM

who cares

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 7:46 PM

^ Go piss up a rope, kid. I care. This is fucking fantastic news.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 8:05 PM

i say hallelujah, it's about time they come out w/ a new album.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 8:08 PM

who cares

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 8:15 PM

i care. hooray!!

Posted by sarah | January 12, 2009 8:24 PM

so what

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 8:41 PM

WORLDSPACE satellite radio? Is that like Sirius XM for foreigners?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 8:46 PM

who are the wrens?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 9:02 PM

FINALLY!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 9:06 PM

best news of '09 to date!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 9:11 PM

you're all idiots, this is the best news of the year. the wrens destroy every other band making music right now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 9:19 PM

not all of us are idiots. just that one nitwit that has posted all of those "who cares" comments. what a sad little troll.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 9:25 PM

Agree with 9:19. The Meadowlands is the best album of the 00's.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 9:27 PM

lol wrens sucks

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 9:28 PM

At the very least, The Meadowlands is in the top-10 best for the 00's. It's a masterpiece.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 11:35 PM

The Wrens are going to be at SXSW??!? EXCELLENT!

Posted by dr.randy | January 12, 2009 11:41 PM

Fuck. Yes. The new song ain't bad neither.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 11:42 PM

who cares

Posted by sad little troll | January 13, 2009 5:10 AM

i managed to get the IP addresses for the 'who cares' and 'so what' assholes. lets say we fuck 'em up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 7:46 AM

so what

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 8:04 AM

hopeless is one of the best songs evarrrr.

Posted by t the c | January 13, 2009 10:13 AM

One of my favorite PFM articles:

The Wrens Don't Announce New Album Details

http://www.pitchfork.com/article/news/41207-the-wrens-dont-announce-new-album-details

Glad to hear that after two more years, this joke may finally be over. Still, I'll believe it when I hear it.

I'm almost afraid to ask, but what ever happened to the Little Quill documentary?

Posted by yeti | January 13, 2009 12:32 PM

wrens were and are still one of the best bands out of the entire east coast as far as indie music is concerned. super overlooked and underrated. greatly looking forward to this new album

Posted by ceebee | January 13, 2009 2:01 PM

not many rat's asses being given out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 8:55 PM

Yeah, this should be killer but the bigger deal is that the Wrens are playing in NY at the Bowery on the 13th of March I believe...with Titus Andronicus, We Were Promised Jet Packs and Bell.

I'm sure they'll play a bunch of new stuff too. Or I hope they will...

Posted by B | February 10, 2009 3:12 PM

Leave a Comment