Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

Birds and Arrows

Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

Birds and Arrows

Article excerpt

Birds and Arrows

Edge of Everything

Redeye

Fine picking and ruminations on family life

As Birds and Arrows, husband-and-wife duo Pete and Andrea Connolly have examined their evolving relationship over the course of eight years. Edge of Everything, their fourth fulllength album, continues that trend, while broadening the couple's outlook and sonic palette. Building on Pete's drums and Andrea's acoustic guitar, producer Chris Stamey of the dB's keeps layers of acoustic and electric guitars, fiddles, horns, and the Connolly's conjoined harmonies clean and separate, evoking the burnished, Baroque folk-rock of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Neil Young's Harvest. Birds and Arrows have always grappled with their domestic situation, but here the duo expands its focus beyond the insular worlds created by couples. On the haunted piano-and-percussion reverie "Wolf," Andrea elicits the fears kindled by starting a family. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.