Birdlips | Cardboard Wings

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Cardboard Wings

by Birdlips

A dark, poetic and existential psych folk record with subtle harmonies and a motley orchestra of acoustic instruments.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Cardboard Wings
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2. Magicfish
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3. When the Last Light Goes Out
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2:42 album only
4. Scarecrow
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5. Giving Up
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4:56 album only
6. Tire Chains
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7. Some Kind of Death
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8. Blades of Grass
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9. Home
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10. Dream Within a Dream
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Album Notes
“Cardboard Wings reminds me in one moment of the music played in the back of a gyspy’s caravan and in the next it seems to slide out from an open window overlooking the busy intersection of the world. The occasional plucking of a banjo gives these songs a rustic feel, but then there’s a haunted modern flavor in the mix that is equal parts Nick Drake and Mazzy Star... There is some strange magic in this music and Birdlips now has me under its spell.” - Shaun Harvey, cvilleMUSE

“...the romantic Cardboard Wings combines the outdoor, lyrical approach of Wordsworth with the terse intensity of Shelley. A traveler\'s confessional lament, the album jumbles flute, guitar, and piano into raw folk melodies; they\'ve been plucked from various countries, but they still come out sounding predestined, like a perfect black-and-white film where nothing is out of place.” - Afton Woodward, NPR

“...the updated, sophisticated and polished version of everyone’s favorite lo-fi folk artists of the 60’s and 70’s. Were Nick Drake playing music today, he’d be touring with Birdlips. Usher’s voice is something like Jeff Buckley meets Andrew Bird – commanding and a little rough around the edges, with a strength and maturity that belies his 20-something years. Pitts’ creative work on the keys (and her too-rare singing) is the perfect complement; it is a soft fleecy layer that assures the overall warmth of the music.” - the Connection Newspapers

“Cardboard Wings sounds like the product of a precocious young man that trusted the tidal pull of his gut, severing instruments from their past histories to patch together a motley orchestra that resonates with him... And the landscape is all liminal—close to sleep or waking, dawn or dusk, crossing borders and bodies, the type of grand events that make countless writers feel small in scale but enormous in perspective... Cardboard Wings is a remarkable first record.” - Brendan Fitzgerald, C-VILLE News and Arts Weekly (2/19/08)

\"our favorite local record of the year...I can’t tell you how I wound up with a copy of Cardboard Wings on my desk. I can tell you, however, that I’ve listened to the album more than any record by a local band since I first reviewed it in February of this year, that the song “When the Last Light Goes Out” has played 20 times on my computer at work and at least twice as many times in my car. And that, when I hit the end of “Dream Within a Dream,” part of me always wants to start from the beginning.\" - Brendan Fitzgerald, C-VILLE News and Arts Weekly (9/23/08)


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