Thursday, December 6, 2012

Recording: The Whirly Birds

Artist: The Whirly Birds

Song: Carried in the Wind

Recorded at The Cameron House (back room), December 5, 2012.

The Whirly Birds - Carried in the Wind

Full review to follow. The album release show is the glamorous occasion that gets all the extra attention, but one of the most fascinating times to see a band is the gig right after they finish making it. This is the moment where the songs are burned into brains and the members are most locked into a bit of collective telepathy.

The Whirly Birds are just at the stage now, playing the songs that they've just finished recording, and the band tore into the numbers with some ferocious precision. Pete Carmichael (of the fondly-remembered Diableros) isn't out to glamorize you or scandalize you as he refines his songwriting approach, so this might not win the attention of those seeking the transitory flareburst of the new — but anyone captivated by the passion of rock'n'roll craftsmen at work would be well-advised to keep an eye out for these recordings when they surface.