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May 25, 2009 After building an underground reputation for the mellow, textured sounds of American Analog Set, Texas-based singer-songwriter Andrew Kenny has returned to his native state to work on his latest group, The Wooden Birds. With easy morning melodies, background whispers and lo-fi poetics, Magnolia is simple, intelligent and moving.
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April 30, 2009 With The Wooden Birds' "Sugar," American Analog Set's Andrew Kenny gets quieter than usual. "Sugar" embodies his revamped, stripped-down approach: muted, unplugged, pretty. It feels a bit like a folkish Yo La Tengo outtake, but in this case, the lulling mood is also disquieting.
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