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The Wooden Birds @ WOXY (MP3s) & Mercury Lounge (pics)

DOWNLOAD: The Wooden Birds – Sugar (live on WOXY) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Wooden Birds – The Other One (live on WOXY) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Wooden Birds – Sugar (MP3)

photos by Jacob Blickenstaff

Wooden Birds

The Wooden Birds played the first of three scheduled NYC dates at the Mercury Lounge on Friday, April 10th. Lymbyc Systym opened that show. Pictures from that show above and below.

The Wooden Birds’ second gig at the same venue is Thursday, April 16th with opener Home Video. (Tickets still on sale.) The next night, April 17th, the Wooden Birds play with Cale Parks and Sam Izdat at Union Hall. (Tickets are also on sale.)

Last month the band visited SXSW. One stop on that visit was WOXY’s Lounge Act sessions, where the band performed tunes off their forthcoming Barsuk debut, magnolia. Songs “Sugar” and “The Other One” from that session are posted above for free download, as well as the studio version of one of them

Andrew Kenny, Wooden Birds frontman, also briefly reunited with his former band, American Analog Set, for a one-night (SXSW day party) performance of their 1999 album The Golden Band.

On hiatus since 2005’s Set Free, [American Analog Set] got back together to pull a “Don’t Look Back”-esque revisit to 1999’s The Golden Band for this show only. A special occasion to say the least. I’d forgotten how beautifully hypnotic AmAnSet was, particularly their earlier records – I’d only seen them live in their (slightly) more upbeat and poppier configurations. This show, however, was all shimmering vibraphone, whirring farfisa and Andrew Kenny’s somnambulant vocals – pure aural beauty in its sleepiest form. Though it’s great that Kenny has a new project in The Wooden Birds, I hope this isn’t the last of AmAnSet (although I sort of do, since it means I was there). [Chromewaves]

The Wooden Birds have more tour dates scheduled, including an April/May European tour with Grand Archives. All dates and more Mercury Lounge pictures, below…

Lymbyc Systym…

Lymbyc Systym

Lymbyc Systym

Lymbyc Systym

Lymbyc Systym

Lymbyc Systym

Wooden Birds…

Wooden Birds

Wooden Birds

Wooden Birds

Wooden Birds

The Wooden Birds – 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 16 Mercury Lounge – New York, New York
Apr 17 Union Hall – Brooklyn, New York
Apr 18 TT the Bears – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Apr 19 Bar Night Club – New Haven, Connecticut
Apr 23 Debaser – Malmo, Sweden #
Apr 24 Prinzenbar – Hamburg, Germany #
Apr 25 Hafen 2 – Offenbach, Germany #
Apr 27 Schocken – Stuttgart, Germany #
Apr 28 Chat Noir – Trier, Germany #
Apr 29 Vera – Groningen, Netherlands #
Apr 30 Bar Mondial – Antwerpen, Belguim #
May 1 Bikini Test – La Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland #
May 2 d*qliq – Luxembourg, Luxembourg #
May 3 Albani – Winterthur, Switzerland #
May 4 Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France #
May 5 TBA – Bordeaux, France #
May 6 Wah-Wah Club – Valencia, Spain #
May 7 Moby Dick Club – Madrid, Spain #
May 8 Cafe Hispano – Zaragoza, Spain #
May 9 Apolo – Barcelona, Spain #
May 10 Psilocybenea Cultural Center – Hondarribia, Spain #
May 12 Orangehouse – Munich, Germany #
May 13 Wuk – Vienna, Austria #
May 14 Teatar & Td – Zagreb, Croatia #
May 15 GrooveStation – Dresden, Germany #
May 16 Pop-Up Festival @ UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
May 17 Cafe Zapata – Berlin, Germany #
Jul 4 Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, Texas $
# with Grand Archives
$ with Explosions in the Sky

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