Free album release... Virgin Of The Birds
Named after a poor English translation of a Salvador 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. Every Rival, the first in a series of download-only EPs, was released at the start of the summer of 2009 followed by Dear Furies. Recommended!
Virgin Of The Birds - Dear Furies EP (album download)
Virgin Of The Birds @ MySpace
SONG OF THE DAY: Sunbear - Leadbelt
(from Bits, out September 28th on Indicater Records)
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