Them Bird Things – The Tinker’s Tale
Come February, Finn-Americana masters Them Bird Things will release their fourth album and today the band is unveiling the lead single called The Tinker’s Tale, which you can already hear below. The track has a very groovy late 60’s vibe thanks to organ and congas. With this new album, Them Bird Things also promise a return to their electric roots, following the introspective, mostly acoustic effort Pachyderm Nightmares (2013).
The new album is called The Bride Who Came to Yellow Sky and the band describes it as a “twisted ménage à trois between the authors of The Canterbury Tales, The Bhagavad-Gita and George Smiley with Buck Owens as their unholy offspring”.
Like in previous releases we should expect carefully crafted songs transiting traditional Americana sounds, and delivering lyrics telling tales of this old weird world. This time the album was recorded straight to analogue tape so fetching a physical release will make much sense. Hopefully there will be a vinyl edition too for a full analogue experience.
The Bride Who Came to Yellow Sky is out on 6 February 2015.