Barsuk Records is excited to announce the release of The Wooden Birds' highly-anticipated new album entitled "Two Matchsticks", available June 7th. It is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2009 debut "Magnolia". The Wooden Birds are fronted by American Analog Set founder and Broken Social Scene collaborator/touring member Andrew Kenny. "Two Matchsticks" was recorded in a converted bedroom studio in Kenny's Austin home and mixed at Resonate Studio with producer Louie Lino (Nada Surf). It features special guest Ben Gibbard along with members of Ola Podrida.
Matchsticks" keeps the percussive affects of The Wooden Birds'
debut, the band drew on the strengths of their live show in writing
the album, making it a stronger record sonically, more driven, upbeat
and fuller than the Birds' previous efforts. The most noticeable difference
is the increased presence of 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 albums most memorable
songs. There is also a heat and a passion behind Kenny's voice and
thoughout the album's lyrics, and the return of the vibraphone's warm
tones will also be a welcome sound to AmAnSet fans.