track review

The Wrens saw their music caught up in the industry machine and painfully suspended in time. In the mid-nineties, after refusing to sign a big contract and go more mainstream, they lost the rights to their first two albums. The recording of their third LP, Meadowlands, stretched from 1999 to 2003, at which point they […]

I think there are only a handful of indie pop acts that I would recognize before a single lyric has dropped from the singer’s mouth. Andrew Bird is one of those few. From the first seconds of strings, acoustic picking and pristine whistling, “Oh No” just screams with the songwriter’s signature style. And that’s not […]