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Virgin of the Birds treads a line between intimate, lo fi folk and the occasional grandeur of early art rock. Briefly based in Austin, TX before settling in Seattle, WA, Virgin of the Birds was born in the mid-00′s as an outlet for Jon Rooney’s songs outside of Morning Spy, a now-slumbering indie pop/rock band he formed in San Francisco, CA. In 2009, Virgin of the Birds began releasing a series of free, download-only EPs entirely written, recorded, mixed and mastered at home. MIDI was liberally employed.

“It has a kind of determined purpose to its underlying sadness, as if it may be down but it’s not beaten. I’d almost say that there was something quite definite and certain about the tone of the music, actually. I really hope there’s more where this came from.” – Song, By Toad

“Rooney’s strength on these releases lies in his captive storytelling and subtle instrumentation.” - Beat the Indie Drum

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released September 1, 2009

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Virgin of the Birds San Francisco, California

Named after a poor English translation of a Salvador Dali painting, Virgin of the Birds treads a line between intimate, lo fi folk and the occasional grandeur of early art rock.

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Track Name: Ilona, You Should Still Be My Vampire Attendant
Ilona, you should still be my vampire attendant
You’re foxy and you know it
Ilona, you should still be my vampire attendant
You’re foxy and you know it

Ilona, I may be the Countess, but I count this
As one death I’d take back this moment
For four hundred years we dined on the living
We wore gothic tunics, we were European, Occidental oh!

Ilona, you should still be my vampire attendant
You’re foxy and you know it
Ilona, you should still be my vampire attendant
You’re foxy and you know it

Ilona, you might think I’m heartless and callous and thoughtless
For all that you’ve witnessed
These are lurid times, for sure, and our youth demands much more than
The common girls in town can offer - we are different, we have breeding

Ilona, you should still be my vampire attendant
You’re foxy and you know it
Ilona, you should still be my vampire attendant
You’re foxy and you know it

Ilona I’m sorry I left you to die
In some offseason hotel
Was it Belgium? Was if France? Oh, who can tell?
You were naked in the shower and there was blood everywhere
Oh Ilona

Ilona, you should still be my vampire attendant
You’re foxy and you know it
Ilona, you should still be my vampire attendant
You’re foxy and you know it

Rawk!

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