Bird Of Youth is led by Brooklyn-based musician (and former MAGNET writer) Beth Wawerna, whose band will issue debut album Defender on May 24. The LP was produced by Will Sheff (Okkervil River) and Phil Palazzolo (Ted Leo, New Pornographers) and features members of Okkervil River, the Wrens, Nada Surf, the National and the Mendoza Line. But before you start thinking that Wawerna deserves your immediate attention because she is pals with members of great bands, let us just say this: We have friends in most of those groups, and they want nothing to do with making an album with us. Wawerna has such an amazing supporting cast because she is the real deal, a first-rate songwriter with a singular voice. Download album track “Bombs Away, She Is Here To Stay” below, and hear for yourself.
“Bombs Away, She Is Here To Stay” (download):