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Winter Seeds

by Virgin of the Birds

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Winter Seeds collects 9 songs marked by shimmering reverb, attentive lyrics, liberal electric bass, general apocrypha and sensuous asides. Named after a poor English translation of a Salvador Dali painting, Virgin of the Birds treads a line between intimate, lo fi pop and the occasional grandeur of early art rock.

Also available digitally from iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and other fine outlets. For vinyl in the UK, see our friends at Song, By Toad Records.

“…the reined-in performances and simplicity of the songs training the focus on an uncommon grasp of adroit, heartfelt songcraft that sets Rooney on track to follow the likes of Bill Callahan and David Berman into the pantheon of awkward, visionary American outsiders. Essential.” - Herald Scotland

“the songcraft is the brightest star here and rewards multiple listens, with engaging tales delivered effortlessly with vocals reminiscent of the late Lou Reed’s” – Seattle Weekly

“Rooney has a facility with language that would give Lou Reed or Bill Callaghan a run for their money although he sounds like neither. The songs are evocative but playfully evasive, earnest and literate without being prissy or phony. An understated gem of a record” – Whisperin’ & Hollerin’

“Marvellous stuff from beginning to end” – americanaUK

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released April 8, 2014

Jon Rooney - vocals, guitar, bass, piano
Colin J Nelson - drums, percussion, background vocals, guitar and piano
Marc Laurick - bass on 1, 2, 3, 6 & 9

Saxophone on "Nine Sisters" by Casey Ruff

All songs written by Jon Rooney, published by Pilgrim Fear Music (ASCAP)

Recorded and Mixed by Colin J Nelson at Her Car, Seattle, WA
Mastered by Carl Saff

Design by McKenna Haley, illustrations by Jon Rooney

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Virgin of the Birds Seattle, Washington

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. About 2007′s Mixed Choir, released on Abandoned Love Records, songs:illinois noted “If you like the rambling folk weirdness of Felt than you’ll no doubt like this as well.” ... more

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Track Name: Every Revelry
Make your enemies, make them fast
Grow your poisonous trees to last
Spread your doom about the room
Give your dirge a place to bloom

All your venomous, vicious prayers
Won’t bring reckoning anywhere
Not at the abbey, not with the wives
Not at the fugue state of our lives

And in time we both will come to feel ashamed
Of every revelry we felt compelled to claim

When we were young, we couldn’t wait
To take our turn and savage our fate
I brace myself whenever we seem
To share our shade and drink the same dream

I am gentle because I’m strong
And you are wicked because you’re wrong
Wrong about beauty, wrong about hell
Wrong about the girls who make me well

And in time we both will come to feel ashamed
Of every revelry we felt compelled to claim
Track Name: Love Comes from Centaurs
Love comes from centaurs
Love charges in
It drains from the jewels
And the dangerous jinn

Love can grow ripe and fall from the sun
Tropically lush and easily won

And harp tones won’t find homes with me anymore
It’s time I learned what being still is for

Love comes from centaurs
Love finds a way
To quietly wake
From the whitening rays

Because you found me rare, we were withering
And because you loved me more, we were withering
Because you loved me more, we were withering

I had my moments with Daphne in Saint Clare
She said she’d take me anywhere
Daphne in Saint Clare

Love comes from centaurs
Love charges in
It drains from the jewels
And the dangerous jinn

Despite the doubt and the hovering end
Baby, if you change I’m still you’re friend

But I’ll find peace, with the Vicar-General’s niece