Friday, June 3, 2011
Too Pretty To Say Please
I want some sepia-toned videos. Can you make that happen?
Sorry. It's this album. It immediately conjures this kind of feeling, right from track one. Like it's the soundtrack to your slightly clouded memories. Or a fondly-remembered road trip.
You might have heard The Wooden Birds on NPR, since a song off their first album was featured as the song of the day...even if it was two years ago. Maybe the memory of that takes on the same tinted hue for Andrew Kenny and crew.
Click to Enjoy The Wooden Birds - Folly Cub
But the songs are gorgeous and upbeat while staying folksy. And this album, Two Matchsticks, just sounds like how good memories feel. It comes out this Tuesday, and their tour kicks off in Phoenix on June 16.
Click to Enjoy The Wooden Birds - Too Pretty To Say Please
Just because you know it's a zinger that she likes,
the name a younger her gave to a three-speed bike,
don't think for a second that you're ever in the words that she writes
I'm loving this album, and re-playing the shit out of it, and hoping I have a few spare hours this summer to make some memories. But for now this album goes with me everywhere.