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Bird York

by Bird York

Groove based music - mixing textural sounds, smoky vocals, melodic hooks and great lyrics. Named one of the top ten best discoveries by Amazon.com.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Come Home
3:27 $0.99
2. What Are You Running After
4:20 $0.99
3. Open Wider
4:50 $0.99
4. Bought A Gun
3:05 $0.99
5. Save Me
4:55 $0.99
6. Prozac Day
3:38 $0.99
7. Punish Me With Kisses
5:03 $0.99
8. Strange Chemistry
4:06 $0.99
9. I'm Not Laughing Anymore
4:53 $0.99
10. Breathe Deeply
5:15 $0.99
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Album Notes
Bird York's sensual, smoky vocals glide over a delicate weave of textured sounds and rolling groove.
Dark smoky vocals, intimate lyrics, haunting guitars and a rolling groove, singer songwriter, Bird York was voted "one of the top ten Emerging artists" by the music editors of Amazon.com. Her smoky voice and haunting melodies lead Music Biz magazine to coin the term "torch trip hop" when describing her music.

Her self titled debut cd includes collaborations with Grammy Award winning producer Larry Klein, (Madeleine Peyroux, Joni Mitchell, Shawn Colvin) and Grammy Award winning engineer mixer, Thom Russo, (Macy Gray, Juanez), and includes songs heard on Nip Tuck and CBS's Family Law. Musicians on this cd include Tori Amos' long time guitarist Steve Caton, Shawn Colvin producer/bassist Larry Klein, and Seal's keyboardist-programmer, Jamie Muhoberac.
Bird has worked as a vocalist and songwriter with the likes of Deep Forest, members of the acclaimed Scottish band, The Blue Nile, and was the featured vocalist on Peter Buffet's, Mammoth records release, "Sugarbaby".

Bird spent a season as the 'musical voice' for the critically lauded CBS drama Family Law. Her music has also been heard in director Dan Water's Newline feature "Happy Campers", the films "Shelter Island" and "Betrayed" and the television show Jake 2.0.

Doing double duty in film, Bird has gained popularity as liberal left upstart Andy Wyatt on NBC's Emmy Award winning drama, The West Wing.

Bird (Kathleen) York's acting credits include films with Tom Waits, Dianne Keaton, Julianna Margules and Dennis Hopper as well as the HBO hit "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and a recurring role on The O.C.

Bird has been featured on NPRs Weekend Edition and KCRW's New Ground. Interviews (and additional info can be heard at www.birdyork.com



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Very good


Turn it on and play it all night long!
Her voice and the music move together like a pair of hot dancers in love.


Bird York is fantastic!
Great job on this cd. Keep up the good work!


Buy it! It's the best CD I heard in a long time. She's great!!


Rich and haunting, sometimes moody, but very pleasing.
I didn't know Bird York was a singer-songwriter, until I came across a cd cover on a music website. I only knew of her as an actress. But boy, I was pleasantly surprised by her own distinctive sound. It's very nice to hear something different, with feelings, emotion, passion with a haunting, but very pleasing and laid back atmosphere. Open Wider is very poetic in words and music and has a cinematic feel about it, just beautiful. I bought this, and her second album right after hearing the samples on this site.

Michael Mollura/music Connection Magazin

York has a sultry voice that lathers up your imagination with
sensitive material. ...her vocals offer unique dynamics and unpredictable
melodic hooks. Lyrically, York holds court with captivating images.


Michael Wells/ Music Critic/amazon.com

York's sultry vocals and songwriting sensibility bring to mind Portishead and Everything But The Girl. As with those groups, she weds acoustic instrumentation with heavy rhythmic grooves.Lyrically, York tackles difficult subject matter, (a child's obsession with firearms in "Bought a Gun,"a runaway teenage girl's sexual awakening in "Open Wider"), with sensitivity and intelligence. Ultimately, Bird is exquisite--from the opening track to the lulling, emotionally abundant denouement of "Breathe Deeply."

Scott Barker/ Tuscon Lifestyle Magazine

.a commanding opus. York (has)...a poetic sensibility that is diamond sharp in it’s perceptions. Hook laden songs like “What Are You Running After” and “Open Wider” are deceptively complex. Her voice is compelling and a little exotic.


Joe Vincent/jrri Radio Ireland

It is an excellent album. "Bought a Gun", is a song of the times.
The words are stunning and real.
This is the first time I have heard this fine lady's talented
voice, and she will be on my playlist with several songs from this album.

Flame Fontaine/consumer Review (amazon.com)

Heartfelt and full of life experience, Bird is an amazing recording. York has a wonderful voice, hopeful one moment, sad the next. It is a very rich recording, with multiple layers of instrumentation and vocals. At times you feel like you are in a dream directed by David Lynch. This is a wonderful CD. I recommend listening to it at night, in a dark room, with a good cabernet and many cigarettes.

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