Old New Borrowed Blue [EP]

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When Zig Zag Birds first flickered into life on YouTube in 2011, they barely gave a thought to playing live. For their first performances to rapturous London crowds, the band wrote new tunes, as well as rummaging around in their back catalogues – and soon found themselves itching to record again.

Old New Borrowed Blue, their second release, is a bouquet of love songs in the classic tradition of sunshine pop. From new member Woody Lewenstein’s exhilarating I Wish I Was Dreaming Of You to bittersweet closer The Saddest Good News, these tracks explore four different stages in the life cycle of a relationship. With lush arrangements that mix Zig Zag Birds’ distinctive vocal harmonies with British Invasion guitars and a Chicago-style horn section, the results are hard to resist.


released December 12, 2012

Zig Zag Birds are:
David Rael – vocals, keyboards, guitars
Edward Randell – vocals, guitars, bass, mandolin
Woody Lewenstein – vocals, guitars, bass
Will Pickering – drums, percussion

Matt Gough – trumpet
Ben Abelman – tenor saxophone
Tim Cox – trombone

Recorded in London, summer 2012
Mixed by David Rael and Edward Randell
Mastered by David Rael
Cover art by James Randell



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Zig Zag Birds London, UK

With one foot in the sun-soaked Sixties, and the other in the do-it-yourself YouTube generation, Zig Zag Birds began as an experiment and quickly got out of hand. London's David Rael, Edward Randell and Woody Lewenstein write fun, infectious original songs with a nod to days of old. The result is a downright irresistible sound, packed with lush harmonies, bouncy brass and endlessly hummable tunes. ... more

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