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Defender

Defender

by Bird of Youth
     
 
Bird of Youth's 2011 debut Defender showcases lead singer/songwriter Beth Wawerna's knack for rootsy, melodic, and heartfelt songs that are as much folk-pop as alt-rock. Produced by Phil Palazzolo along with Okkervil River's Will Sheff, the

Overview

Bird of Youth's 2011 debut Defender showcases lead singer/songwriter Beth Wawerna's knack for rootsy, melodic, and heartfelt songs that are as much folk-pop as alt-rock. Produced by Phil Palazzolo along with Okkervil River's Will Sheff, the album brings to mind such similarly inclined indie outfits as Rilo Kiley and the New Pornographers. In fact, Wawerna's mid-range, conversational vocal style and knack for '80s college rock and alt-country-influenced songs should draw some favorable comparison's to the Pornographers' own Neko Case. Tracks like the jaunty, midtempo anthem "When My Wings Hit the Shed" and the '60s Brill Building-sounding "Bombs Away, She Is Here to Stay" have a bright and shambling pop
ock vibe, while other cuts like the jangly title track and the yearning ballad "Sex, Blood & Fire" are more on the country end of pop. Thoughtful and melodic, Defender is a low-key, well-crafted debut.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2011
Label:
Jagjaguwar
UPC:
0656605783826
catalogNumber:
57838
Rank:
188009

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bird of Youth   Primary Artist
Brian Beattie   Upright Bass
Ray Ketchem   Drums
Sonya Kolowrat   Background Vocals
Phil Palazzolo   Bass,Electric Guitar,Sampling
Matthew Caws   Vocal Harmony
Charles Bissell   Electric Guitar
Will Sheff   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Casio,Vocal Harmony
Peter Hoffman   Bass
Bryan Devendorf   Percussion,Drums
A.C. Newman   Foot Stomping
Beth Wawerna   Electric Guitar,Electric Piano,Vocals
Travis Nelsen   Percussion,Drums
Scott Brackett   Cornet
Patrick Pestorius   Bass
Tara Chase   Violin
Justin Sherburn   Accordion
Lauren Gurgiolo   Banjo
Johnny North   Bass
Clinton Newman   Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Ray Ketchem   Producer,Engineer
Phil Palazzolo   Producer,Engineer
Will Sheff   Producer,Engineer
Tom Beaujour   Engineer
Beth Wawerna   Composer
Charles Burst   Engineer

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