The Whybirds: new album & single stream
Three years since their critically acclaimed album Cold Blue Sky, home-counties Americana-Rock trio The Whybirds return with the first single to be taken from their forthcoming album A Little Blood. Named The Cure, and released August 26th, it is the first material the band have released since their split with bass player Taff Thatcher and sets the tone for the new recordís character-led story telling, for which they have become so well known.
Drummer, Luke Tuchscherer comments;
ďThe Cure is a song that Dave and I wrote, about a guy who canít help but fuck up. Heís in a bad way at the beginning of a song Ė heís unemployed, heís drinking Ė then he meets someone who starts to turn him round. Unfortunately, he canít quite give up his old ways. He loses the girl and lives in regret.
The song started as a kind of Crazy Horse-esque jam and evolved to where it had this kind of Led Zep-meets-Black Keys groove, with a big chorus. Itís unlike anything weíve done before.
The character in the song is like a lot of them on the record. Heís made a terrible decision and has to live with it. That and similar themes are throughout A Little Blood: What happened to the people who didnít fulfill the dreams we laid out on our last album? What happened to the folks from [previous album] Cold Blue Sky who tried to escape but didnít make it? How do you deal with a life that isnít the one you asked for?Ē
A little Blood will be released through The Little Red Recording Co. on October 14th