Birds and Arrows – Eternal Starmaker Surprise

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Starmaker, the full-length debut from young duo Birds & Arrows, plays like a scrapbook that chronicles the love and lives of husband and wife Pete and Andrea Connolly. Both the album art and songs are deeply personal, edging on voyeuristic at times, but offering a sort of universal truth for their intimacy. On the title track, Andrea and Pete sing in unison, identifying God as the “starmaker” who pushes a pin through black paper like on a schoolchild’s art project. By casting God as the craft artist, the Connollys afford themselves the power to create their own world, one of instant nostalgia and familiarity, not unlike the best of Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. From ANDREW RICHEY of Independent Weekly

Now, this is how I describe the Eternal Starmaker Surprise: creative harmonies, melodic and nearly orchestral in majesty with a nice blending and alternating of voices. These country tinged sounds carry an undercurrent of angst and longing that is seeking something deeper and richer.


Members: Andrea & Pete Connolly
Genre: Folk/Pop
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Record Label: 307 Knox Records

~ by castleqwayr on March 18, 2010.

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