Lady & Bird / Lady & Bird
Album: Lady & Bird   Collection:General
Artist:Lady & Bird   Added:Feb 2007
Label:Fanatic Promotions  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-04-08 Pull Date: 2007-06-10
Week Ending: Jun 10 Jun 3 May 13 May 6 Apr 29 Apr 22 Apr 15
Airplays: 1 1 3 3 4 6 6

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 25, 2024: emergency meeting
Blue Skies
4. Jun 01, 2007: Time Traveler
Suicide Is Painless
2. Jul 17, 2014: Head North
Do What I Do
5. May 11, 2007: Time Traveler
Walk Real Slow
3. Jun 06, 2007: Anywhere Out Of The World
Walk Real Slow
6. May 10, 2007: Fiction Romance
Do What I Do

Album Review
Joanna S.
Reviewed 2007-04-06
(yellow tangerine records)

atmospheric sweet french & icelandic pop. keren ann and bardi johannson (he of icelandic band bang gang) have almost the same voice, soprano, tender and whispered. here they duet on soft, melodic mood music, including two covers. following the story of lady & bird throughout the cd’s two storytelling tracks (2 and 10) can be cute and reminiscent of serge gainsbourg’s playfulness, but the other tracks stand out more. (this album is subtitled ‘a children’s story for adults.’) lady & bird’s strength is their vocals’ haunting smoothness and nice use of subtle background acoustic guitars and keyboards. apparently johannson produced the first erotic tv show in iceland. perhaps this album gets some of its tenderness from his insights? hm. for fans of twee, french pop, quiet ballads, and cute french accents in general. - joanna s.
recommended tracks starred, = 1, 3, 4, 8
FCC clean.

*1. (3:35) slow. kiddie keyboard, sweet girl/boy vox, plaintive lyrics. “do what i do..”
2. (3:09) cheesy keyboard intro, distorted voiceovers, narrating a ballad, sounds like a soap opera, mid-tempo.
*3. (3:03) cover of the velvet underground, it’s sweet and french-accented in a nice way, boy-girl duet, whispered-sung. pretty.
*4. (3:42) slow. starts with sweet/sad flutes, gentle guitars. the best example of the strengths of lady & bird.
5. (2:55) cover of the song made famous as the theme of M*A*S*H* done here as a happier, more powerfully harmonic version. nicely done, but too happy for this song
6. (5:07) sad instrumental track with electric accordion sounds? And occasional high pitched distorted voices, reminds me of serge gainsbourg’s background music
7. (3:26) upbeat keyboards, sweet girl meows leading to relaxing, harmonious vocals. but ‘to the break of dawn’ makes me think of beastie boys or the big butts song, weird.
*8. (4:07) chill downtempo whisper-sung duet with sweet/sad chorus. could be a tv theme song for some kind show with detectives in love (?).
9. (4:11) haunting whispered girl vox, sad, over slowish keys and a tropicalia-influenced beat
10. (8:59) robot kids’ voices (lady & bird) in dialogue over soft strings/accordion/keys. cute and weird. ends at -4:24 and pauses until -3:49, when it’s an acoustic reprise of track one.

Track Listing
1. Do What I Do   6. The Morning After
2. Shepard's Song   7. Run In The Morning Sun
3. Stephanie Says   8. See Me Fall
4. Walk Real Slow   9. Blue Skies
5. Suicide Is Painless   10. La Ballade Of Lady & Bird
  11. Do What I Do