Okay. Johnny Aries plays with the Drums. But, don’t let that impact your listening. He’s actually better known, to me, of this role in UK outfit Two Wounded Birds. The UK songwriter has a touch of that spritely bounce you’ll get in his current act, but there’s more of a traditional indiepop sound coming from his songs; I can even hear a bit of that Moz croon hanging on the tip of his delivery. It’ll be interesting to hear how his whole record, Unbloomed, shapes up. It’s going to be released by Frenchkiss on August 26th.
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Our year end lists are wrapping up at this point, but we wouldn’t be a legitimate music site without a list of the top songs from 2012. Personally, I feel like this list is a thousand times more difficult to compose than an albums list because we’re dealing with close to 400-500 songs in the running. It’s been a long process trying to narrow that iTunes playlist down to 100, and I know some incredible tunes from this year are missing, but we hope you enjoy. Ladies and gentlemen, follow the jump for the ATH version of top 2012 songs.
Man it’s almost summer and it’s just about time for some sweet summer jams coming from RayRay. Today I’ve got just what the doctor ordered in the form of “To Be Young” by UK based band Two Wounded Birds. It seems like it’s been forever since we’ve heard from this group since we last posted about them way back in the fall of 2010. Well now the group finally have their debut self-titled LP ready for a June 24th release date on Holiday Friends Records and we couldn’t be more excited. Hell, I’m just beside myself.
Download: Two Wounded Birds – To Be Young [MP3]
This summer we posted a new beach rock song from UK band Two Wounded Birds called “My Lonesome”. Well now we’ve got new track “Night Patrol” that appears on the recently released EP Keep On Dreaming Baby. The first track we posted reminded us of Twin Peaks, so we’ll stick with the theme music idea and compare this jam to one you might find on a James Bond soundtrack. You can hear the entire new EP from Wounded Birds on their bandcamp site or buy a physical copy from Holiday Records.
Download: Two Wounded Birds – Night Patrol [MP3]
Here’s a band you might dig if you’re into the whole surf-pop array of the music world. Two Wounded Birds hail from the UK, and they’re currently backing The Drums on tour, but don’t let that mislead you in any way, as their sound isn’t quite like that. It’s got a real beach feel, but with a silky croon over it, that for some reason reminds me of Twin Peaks. I don’t know though, that’s just me; you be the judge of this track.
Download: Two Wounded Birds – My Lonesome