There was clearly no way Andrew Kenny was going to manage sitting quietly for long, especially after so prematurely disbanding beloved American Analog Set. Combining fellow regular contributors Chris Michaels and Leslie Sisson with David Wingo (originally of Ola Podrida and indie film scoring fame), along comes The Wooden Birds and their gorgeous debut, Magnolia. It resonates more like All-Time Quarterback and other more mellow, folk-friendly Kenny projects, but that is a great thing:
Speaking of spin-offs, what was once a couple of modest tracks on two compilations has now blossomed into a full-length album for dearly missed Alun Woodward (formerly of Delgados), under the name Lord Cut-Glass. Savour on a little nib while waiting for the official Chemikal Underground release on June 23rd.
Otherwise, see you all tonight for some of the very best of what you haven't heard yet!