It’s here! The day is finally here!
After more than three years recording, and the better part of a year preparing the release, Bird City’s album is available to the public.
Mitchell crafted the debut album by Bird City, Winnowing, over a three-year period with producer/engineer Scott Merritt at his Guelph studio, with a host of notable friends contributing. These included Bry Webb (Constantines), Nathan Lawr (Minotaurs), J.J. Ipsen (Jim Guthrie, Two-Minute Miracles), and Merritt himself on a multitude of instruments.
Tying it all together is Mitchell’s musical vision of creating out-of- body experiences through stark fragility, no matter how many instruments are on a track.
With Winnowing, Jenny moves beyond her quirky Omnichord persona, playing these exposed and poetic songs of paranoia, heartbreak and self-examination developed for nearly 15 years. Although she likes to describe her work as “tiny songs,” Winnowing is a towering achievement from an artist long considered one of Canada’s unsung treasures, who is poised to at last get the recognition she deserves.
As of today you can buy copies on bandcamp, Coax Records, and by requesting them at your favourite local record stores (distribution through Outside records) The BEST of course is buying them directly from Bird City at one of the upcoming release shows (see posted dates below) Check out this article about the record, from “The Record”
Oct 28 :: Heritage Hall :: Guelph ON [w/ Scott Merritt]
Nov 5 :: The Burdock :: Toronto ON [w/ Sandro Perri]
Nov 18 :: House Show :: Meaford ON [w/Culture Reject]
Nov 25 :: The Casbah :: Hamilton ON [w/ Eiyn Sof & Mayor McCa]
Dec 9 :: Catalina’s :: Peterborough ON [w/Joyful Joyful]
Dec 10 :: Pressed :: Ottawa ON