Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Virgin Of The Birds

Named after a poor English translation of a Salvadore Dali painting, Virgin of the Birds is primarily Jon Rooney augmented by the talents of various folks for live shows and selected recording. Virgin of the Birds was created as an outlet for Rooney’s songs outside of Morning Spy, an indie pop/rock band he formed in San Francisco that has enjoyed considerable inconspicuous acclaim since their debut release first surfaced in early 2004.

As a collection of pop songs, Mixed Choir, released in July 2007 by Abandoned Love Records, treads a line between intimate, lo fi folk and the occasional grandeur of early art rock. These are songs about girls, heresy, defiance and bright, searching guitars among other things. Indie pop is an excitable mistress, best quelled with a cocktail of hazy major-key melodies, unruly e-bow, and arcane balladry. Recommended!

Virgin Of The Birds - Sisters At The Sound Of Dawn
Virgin Of The Birds - Chemicals Change (Lovely Sparrows cover)
Virgin Of The Birds - City Falcons (feat. Parker Street Cinema)
Virgin Of The Birds - Condemned Stages Become Stellar
Virgin Of The Birds - I Fear The Sea
Virgin Of The Birds @ MySpace

Manic Street Preachers - Send Away The Tigers (2007)
Ville Valo (H.I.M.) and Natalia Avelon - Summer Wine [CDM] (2007)
Korn - Issues
4Hero - Play With The Changes (2007)
Lavagance - Back To Attraction
Maroon 5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007)


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