Birds of Chicago: American Flowers

Birds of Chicago: American Flowers

Listen to Americana music by Birds of Chicago on their new EP album American Flowers.  Having relocated to Nashville, this  contains a suite of songs that didn’t feel quite at home on their upcoming sprawling rock and roll circus of an album Love in Wartime to be released in April.

New Album

American Flowers (2017) – 6 songs, 30 min

 

Videos

Here are videos of a few songs from their new album, as well as many others from other albums and live performances.

American Flowers on American Flowers (2017) – For Folk Alley Sessions – 5 min 52 sec

 

Hold Steady, Rock Slow on American Flowers (2017) – Live on CKUA at Edmonton Folk Fest 2017 – 5 min 39 sec

 

Baton Rouge – Live on Folk in the Field at Calgary Folk Festival (2017) – 6 min 31 sec

Super Lover – For Red Barn Studio Live Sessions at Fayetteville Roots Festival (2016) – 3 min 48 sec

 

Real Midnight on Real Midnight (2016) – For Folk Alley Sessions (2016) – 5 min 23 sec

 

Remember Wild Horses on Real Midnight (2016) – For Folk Alley Sessions (2016) – 4 min 49 sec

 

Good Dream – For Folk Alley Sessions (2016) – 5 min 19 sec

 

Kinderspel (child’s game) on Real Midnight (2016) – For Folk Alley Sessions (2016) – 5 min 58 sec

 

Good Time and Times on Real Midnight (2016) – For Ear to the Ground B-Sides from Folk Alliance 2016, Kansas City – 4 min 20 sec

 

Color of Love on Real Midnight (2016) – For Ear to the Ground B-Sides from Folk Alliance 2016, Kansas City – 3 min 22 sec

 

Dim Star of the Palisades on Real Midnight (2016) – For Ear to the Ground B-Sides from Folk Alliance 2016, Kansas City – 3 min 17 sec

 

Flying Dreams on Birds of Chicago (2012) – For Audiotree Live (2012) – 4 min 22 sec

 

Sparrow on Real Midnight (2016) – For Audiotree Live (2012) – 3 min 47 sec

 

‘Til It’s Gone – on Live from Space (2013) – For Audiotree Live (2012) – 6 min 6 sec

 

I Have Heard Words on Live from Space (2013) – Live at Audiotree House in Spicewood, Texas at SXSW 2013 – 4 min 12 sec

 

Trampoline on Birds of Chicago (2012) – Live at KUTX Austin – 4 min 48 sec

 

The Moonglow Tapeworm on Birds of Chicago (2012) – Live at The Violet Hour in Chicago (2013) – 3 min 11 sec

 

All the City Girls on Live from Space (2013) – Live at The Violet Hour in Chicago (2012) – 4 min 11 sec

 

Listen to more of their music at my Birds of Chicago post for more albums, videos, and links. This new album and playlist has been included there as well. Also you might like the Po’ Girl music from Allison Russell’s earlier group.

Photo credit: American Flowers @ Amazon (album cover)

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SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Oct 5

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Oct 5

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #109 – Believe (10/5/2017) – 57 min

Playing tracks by Broncho, Ariel Pink, Chad VanGaalen, Smith Westerns, Benjamin Booker and more.

 

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • Same Evian — Sleep Easy
  • The Dears — End of Tour
  • Hollow Everdaze — Catastrophe
  • Frank Ocean — Crack Rock
  • The Districts — Fat Kiddo
  • Mister Heavenly — Beat Down
  • ROSTAM — Bike Dream
  • Kid Cudi — Ghost!
  • Ariel Pink — Another Weekend
  • Declan McKenna — Mind
  • Smith Westerns — White Oath
  • Broncho — Get In My Car
  • Chad VanGaalen — Old Heads
  • Benjamin Booker — Believe

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SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Sep 8

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Sep 8

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #108 – HOT SHOT (9/8/2017) – 55 min

Playing tracks by Broken Social Scene, Michael Rault, Kele Okereke, Jesse Woods, Matthew Logan Vasquez and more.

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • Jesse Woods — Misery’s Love Song
  • Spoon — I Ain’t The One
  • Matthew Logan Vasquez — Old Ways
  • Broken Social Scene — Skyline
  • Kele Okereke — Do U Right
  • Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts — Soul and Cigarette
  • Rostam — Gwan
  • Slaughter Beach, Dog — Fish Fry
  • The Drums — Head of the Horse
  • What Gives — I Feel Good
  • Shout Out Louds — Porcelain
  • The National — Day I Die
  • Michael Rault — Lovers Lie
  • NO WIN — Heart Knowing Rest

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SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Aug 17

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Aug 17

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #107 – ECLIPSIN’ (8/17/2017) – 54 min

Playing tracks by The Arcs, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Greg Ashley, Hamjam, Public Access T.V. and more.

 

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • Grizzly Bear — Losing All Sense
  • The Walkmen — Heartbreaker
  • Nice as Fuck — Angel
  • Martin Courtney — Awake
  • Greg Ashley — Awkward Affections
  • Hamjam — Lean
  • Cotillon — Yesterday’s Shoes
  • The Arcs — Rosie (Ooh La La)
  • Public Access T.V. — Careful
  • Rat Boy — I’ll Be Waiting
  • WOODS — The Other Side
  • Day Wave — Bring You Down
  • J. Roddy Walston & The Business — The Wanting
  • The War on Drugs — Holding On

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SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Aug 10

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Aug 10

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #106 (8/10/2017) – 58 min

Playing tracks by Brendan Canning, Bully, Harlem, Tomorrows Tulips, SKATERS and more.

 

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • Shout Out Louds — Oh Oh
  • Bully — Too Tough
  • Deer Tick — The Bump
  • Tomorrows Tulips — Surplus Store
  • Harlem — Be Your Baby
  • The Drums — Skippin’ Town
  • Benjamin Gibbard — Metal Baby
  • Twin Peaks — Tossing Tears
  • SKATERS — I’m Not a Punk
  • Brendan Benson — Get It Together
  • Childhood — Too Old For My Tears
  • Brendan Canning — Once I Was a Runner
  • Ducktails — Map to the Stars
  • Spoon — Metal Detektor
  • Father John Misty — Things That Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before the Revolution
  • Azure Ray — Displaced

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SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Jul 14

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Jul 14

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #104 –  I’m on the Grass (7/14/2017) – 1 hr 1 min

Playing tracks by Day Wave, Hovvdy, Dan Auerbach, WOODS, Lost Balloons and more.

 

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • J Roddy Walston & The Business — The Wanting
  • Lost Balloons — Paint
  • Dan Auerbach — Cherrybomb
  • WOODS — Lost in a Crowd
  • The Black Angels — Half Believing
  • Day Wave — Untitled
  • Cotillon — Promises
  • Summer Salt — Revvin’ my CJ7
  • Hovvdy — Can’t Wait
  • The Stevens — Chancer
  • Broken Social Scene — Halfway Home
  • Jonathan Fire Eater — When the Curtain Calls For You
  • Imperial Teen — Imperial Teen
  • R.E.M. — Crush with Eyeliner
  • Pavement — Father to a Sister of Thought

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SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Jun 15

SXSWfm: Indie/Pop/Rock – Jun 15

The Middle Biscuit is a weekly SXSWfm specialty radio show stream, hosted by Elizabeth Spruiell on MixCloud, which focuses on indie/pop/rock music gems (about an hour long).

SXSWfm_biggerSXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas recently held from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.

This is how Elizabeth describes her weekly show every Thursday at 12 & 6 CT.

What is the Middle Biscuit? Literally speaking, it is the warm, highly-coveted, center, perfect biscuit my brothers and I fought over when our Mom set down a pan of her homemade fare. Figuratively, the middle biscuit is a symbol representing any thing that is elite compared to those that surround it. Tune in weekly to feast on what I consider middle biscuit tracks and middle biscuit artists from the massive universe of indie-pop-rock. Mostly new stuff, sometimes classic, either way, you’ll get your fill.

Middle Biscuit #102 –  We All Know This Is Nothing (6/15/2017) – 55 min

Playing tracks by (Sandy) Alex G, DMA’S, Mac DeMarco, The White Stripes, Grizzly Bear and more.

 

Playlist

This episode includes the following artists and songs.

  • The Stevens — Pulling All the Facts Together
  • The White Stripes — Hello Operator
  • The Blank Tapes — Somebody Somewhere
  • Ra Ra Riot — Every Time I’m Ready to Hug
  • Mac DeMarco — Still Beating
  • LCD Soundsystem — Call the Police
  • JMSN — Drinkin’
  • The Killers — Indie Rock and Roll
  • (Sandy) Alex G — Poison Root
  • Grizzly Bear — Mourning Root
  • Benjamin Booker — Truth is Heavy
  • Blur — She’s So High
  • DMA’S — Too Soon
  • Songs Ohia — I’ve Been Riding with the Ghost
  • Andy Shauf — Lick your Wounds

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