Virgin of the Birds

Music

Tour

*July 6, 2017 @ The Swillery Whiskey Bar, Bellingham, WA, with Faith Eliott and Anna Arvan
*July 3, 2017 @ Le Voyeur, Olympia, WA, with Faith Eliott and Sawtooth
*July 2, 2017 @ Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA, with The Foghorns and Faith Eliott
*June 17, 2017 @ Tieton Cider Works, Yakima, WA
*May 28, 2017 @ Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA, with Windoe and Whisperer
*February 26, 2017 @ Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA for the Ball of Wax v. 47 release show with Levi Fuller & the Library, Hangry Hayrabs, Solvents, Danbert Nobacon, Louis O'Callaghan, Julia Massey and Sam Parkin
*February 2, 2017 @ Conor Byrne, Seattle, WA with Patrick Galactic and Amanda Winterhalter
*December 22, 2016 @ Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA, with Cedar Teeth and Cold Comfort
*December 2, 2016 @ Happiness Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland – Song, By Toad Christmas Party with Meursault and Faith Eliott
*December 1, 2016 @ Inspire, Coventry, England with Storm the Palace
*November 30, 2016 @ Jamboree, London, England with Storm the Palace
*October 22, 2016 @ Substation, Seattle, WA – Nadafest2016 with DoNormaal, Versing, Snuff Redux, Cloud Person and more
*September 11, 2016 @ Hattie's Hat, Seattle, WA with Casey Ruff and Colin J Nelson
*September 4, 2016 @ the Grotto, Seattle, WA with Wild Powwers, Low Hums, Aaron Semer, Michael Wohl, Natalie Quist, the Evanstones

Press

9 out of 10 – "This is a marvellous record from beginning to end. There's not a moment of ennui, not a single passage that you want to skip even after repeated listens. All this and a great Lemonheads reference too. This is one that is destined for my end of year lists." – AmericanaUK

9 out of 10 – "The late, great Vic Chesnutt once said that he liked the idea of using words in songs that no-one had used before. I'm guessing that Jon Rooney from Seattle feels the same way. …On 'I Am A Bad Dreamer' he recalls 'I was carnal, I was careful' and makes you think all love songs should contain details like these. …In short, these are songs that invite reverie and revelry; tunes to be devoured whole then savoured individually." – Whisperin' & Hollerin'

**** – "deft lyrics coming on like the product of a latter-day Lawrence from Felt …beguiling, hypnotic and, yes, literate" – Shindig Magazine

"…the reined-in performances and simplicity of the songs training the focus on an uncommon grasp of adroit, heartfelt songcraft that sets Rooney on track to follow the likes of Bill Callahan and David Berman into the pantheon of awkward, visionary American outsiders. Essential." – Herald Scotland

"This is mature, wonderful stuff. RIYL Magnetic Fields or Luna." – Nada Mucho

"the songcraft is the brightest star here and rewards multiple listens, with engaging tales delivered effortlessly with vocals reminiscent of the late Lou Reed's" – Seattle Weekly

"affecting lounge-y, indie-pop with a sincere focus on songwriting" – Beat the Indie Drum

"these songs are laid so bare that, if they weren't this smart and earnest, they would crumble before they even got started." – PopMatters

"If you like the rambling folk weirdness of Felt than you'll no doubt like this as well" – songs:illinois

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