From Defender [Out 5.24.11]
Bird of Youth’s upcoming release Defender has a lot of big indie names attached to it. Produced by Okkervil River’s Will Sheff with appearances by Sheff as well members of The National, Nada Surf, and The Wrens, it’s one of those records where the main artist could get buried beneath all of their guests’ bigger names. Luckily Beth Wawerna stands out as the albums star, holding her own while defining the album’s sound entirely. Defender is a straight forward pop rock record done right. There is an excellent balance of dreamy ballads and guitar blazing rockers which keeps the record interesting. The debut single, “Bombs Away, She Is Here to Stay” is one of the record’s high points. It’s a poppy song that builds up before the final letting loose the blast of guitar riffs.
Bird Of Youth currently has no tour dates scheduled, but expect the Brooklyn based artist to play a lot in the next few months leading up to and following the release of Defender.