Wooden Birds in Valencia, Spain: Photo: Thomas Wright
Wooden Birds

The Wooden Birds, fronted by Andrew Kenny of American Analog Set, will be hitting the road this August for shows with Arts & Crafts songwriter Dan Mangan. Mangan's signing to the BSS label was announced in May....

"The Vancouver-based songwriter released his acclaimed sophomore LP, Nice, Nice, Very Nice in Canada last year, quickly snapping up national awards including the XM Radio Verge "Artist of the Year", CBC Bucky Awards for "Best Vocals" & "Best Song" and simultaneously triggering a tidal wave of accolades, landing the ridiculously likeable musician on the covers of publications coast to coast. Now, with an eye towards building on that momentum, Mangan has signed a deal with Arts & Crafts in order to bring Nice, Nice, Very Nice to the U.S. on August 10."

Nice, Nice, Very Nice, just came out June 1st on vinyl in Canada.

That US tour includes shows at Union Hall on September 1st (tickets TBA) and Mercury Lounge on September 3rd. Tickets for Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday at noon.

The MP3's above are songs from Wooden Birds' debut, Magnolia, which came out last year on Barsuk Records. In February the group released the Montague Street EP for free online through Insound.

Before the birth of the Wooden Birds, Andrew worked in his Brooklyn Heights home studio on Montague street to find the songs and the sounds that would define his new project. The four songs available now as Montague Street EP were borrowed from those sessions and share the sound of a band about to happen.

Videos of both and all tour dates are below...

Dan Mangan - 2010 Tour Dates
June 12 Vancouver, BC "Nice, Nice, Very Nice" Vinyl Listening Party @ Red Cat Records 8-10pm
June 26th-27th Pilton, UK Glastonbury Festival
June 27th Pilton, UK Bimble Inn
June 30th London, UK The Lexington
July 1st London, UK Trafalgar Square
July 9-10th Orillia, ON Mariposa Folk Festival
July 11th Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest
July 16-18th Dawson City, YK Dawson City Music Festival
July 22-25th Calgary, AB Calgary Folk Festival
August 20th Austin, TX The Parish #
August 21st Norman, OK The Opolis #
August 22nd St. Louis, MO Old Rock House #
August 23rd Bloomington, IN The Bishop #
August 24th Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern #
August 26th Pontiac, MI Pike Room @ The Crofoot #
September 1st Brooklyn, NY Union Hall #
September 3rd New York, NY The Mercury Lounge #
September 4th Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar #
# w/ Wooden Birds

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