Wooden Birds, The / Two Matchsticks
Album:Two Matchsticks Collection:General
Artist:Wooden Birds, The Added:Jun 2011
Label:Barsuk Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-11-27 Pull Date:2012-01-29 
Week Ending:Jan 29Jan 22Jan 15Jan 8Jan 1Dec 25Dec 18Dec 11

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 20, 2013:Gemini Theory
Too Pretty To Say Please
4.Jan 26, 2012:Nathin' To Do
Cross My Heart
2.Apr 20, 2013:Double Helix
Two Matchsticks
5.Jan 20, 2012:Time Traveler
Two Matchsticks
3.Jan 27, 2012:InAcrossAwayFromMe
Too Pretty To Say Please
6.Jan 12, 2012:Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Folly Cub

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-11-18 
Second album from The Wooden Birds. Poppy, catchy, indie, dream-like songs with a clipped percussion that permeates throughout. It’s got a slight country feel as well. Led by Andrew Kenny (American Analog Set and Broken Social Scene) with Leslie Sisson (AmAnSet, Matt Pond PA, etc.) and Matt Pond (current A-File). Instrumentation of guitar, bass, drums, male and female vocals, harmonizing. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 2, 7, 8, 9, 12.

1. (2:42) Mid. Plodding beat, airy, poppy. Really has a polished sound.
2. *(3:01) Mid. Driving with hipster guitar and drum stylings, harmonies. Cool.
3. (3:47) Slow / Mid. Playful, up-front percussion with smooth harmonies. Dreamy, drive-along song. Minimal guitar.
4. (2:50) Mid. Upbeat, very percussive, catchy and poppy.
5. (2:54) Mid. Female vocal leading an easy-going gait. Cool steel guitar.
6. (2:33) Mid. Cool beat, nice understated guitar, harmonies.
7. *(3:53) Mid. Bright and upbeat with female lead vocal. Great guitar work, with a bit of a country sound.
8. *(3:25) Mid. Upbeat, country / indie pop with female vocals. Nice minimal guitar work.
9. *(3:43) Mid. Hypnotic guitar, shakers. Dreamy, backing vocals, cool.
10. (2:31) Slow / Mid. Spacey guitar to start. then band joins. Easy-going lope.
11. (2:17) Mid. Strummed guitar, tambourine backing echoey vocal.
12. *(4:36) Mid. Driven by percussion with nice guitar. Another easy-going song, catchy and dreamy.

Track Listing
1.Folly Cub 7.Baby Jeans
2.Two Matchsticks 8.Too Pretty To Say Please
3.Cross My Heart 9.Struck By Lightning
4.Criminals Win 10.Secrets
5.Company Time 11.Be No Lie
6.Warm To The Blade 12.Long Time To Lose It