Bird Of Youth’s debut album Defender dropped May 24 on Inebriate Records. Produced by Will Sheff of Okkervil River and Phil Palazzolo (The New Pornographers, Ted Leo, Neko Case), Defender was recorded with the help of a cast of players that includes members of The Wrens, Nada Surf, The National, Okkervil River and the Mendoza [...]
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Prefix talked to Charles Bissell of The Wrens about the state of their new record, which is maybe coming out someday.
The Wrens are readying a new track called “Crescent.” Above is an early demo/ version of a song that is slated to appear on their next album. But first it will be released on the benefit album Dear New Orleans. Dear New Orleans marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Air Traffic Control, a nonprofit [...]
The Wrens are kind of notorious for taking a while between albums. While the gap between their second record Secaucus and 2003′s The Meadowlands was understandable, given the hardships their label and the music industry in general put them through over that time, the break since then hasn’t been beset by those sorts of problems, [...]
“Now, we don’t usually condone the zestier language here, but just look at this fucking mess. There are airline disasters less grisly. Charles has given new meaning to the old sexist phrase ‘nice knobs’. It now means ‘knees’. He’s also going a little heavy on the “She Blinded Me with Rest-stop Sunglasses and Short-Pants” and [...]
The Wrens are heading out of state for a few shows. They’ll be at both South By Southwest and Sasquatch. Fere are the dates: March 13 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (KEXP show) March 19 – Austin, TX – Radio Room (BrooklynVegan day party) (afternoon) March 19 – Austin, TX – Prague (SXSW) (1am) [...]
The Wrens continue to share new material after their extremely long hiatus. This week they shared a new mp3 with Magnet. The band is apparently recording new material in bassist Kevin Whelan’s basement. The band will be down at SXSW in March, so if you’re there, don’t miss them. The Wrens – Untitled New Song [...]
The Wrens have started recording fourth full length album. To kick off recording the band is offering up the new single, “Pulled Fences” digitally (available as of today!!!!). “Pulled Fences” was recorded at the historic and incomparable Abbey Road Studios for WORLDSPACE satellite radio in London, England and marks the first time since 1999 that [...]
Charles from the Wrens teamed up for a split 7” with Will form Okkervil River where the doodz play each others’ songs. You can find it here and buy it here.
The Wrens, \”Hopeless\” The Wrens play “Hopeless” at Haldorn Pop in 2006. The great thing about the Wrens is that they’ve been around since the late 80s, but they were every bit as good, if not better, than they’ve always been in 2006.