Tuesday, March 24, 2009
FoundTrack's Winter '09 Collection (Track 7/22) - Theresa Andersson - Birds Fly Away
Theresa Andersson - Birds Fly Away (Track 7/22)
Album - Hummingbird, Go! (Sample/Purchase)
Label - Basin St. Records
Photo Taken By Miranda Penn Turin
Theresa Andersson is a New Orleans based, singer songwriter with a penchant for unconventionality. Instead of seeking refuge in recording her debut album, Hummingbird, Go! in the outskirts, Theresa sought inspiration from her own environment and the earthy and organic elements of the lands she knew best. From her adopted home in New Orleans, she inherited the sounds of its rich musical landscape, with featured guest and Louisiana legend, Allen Touissant. Theresa also found a great source in the wonderful think tank that is her kitchen, which was the studio where she recorded her demos and her full-length. Soda pop bottles mimicked sounds of the vibraphone and instead of a keyboard she rubbed the rims of filled wine glasses. Theresa beatboxed the percussive elements and slide guitar textures were taken from her specialty instrument, the violin. And yet, Hummingbird, Go! also brought Andersson full circle, back to her childhood home: The Swedish island of Gotland, in the Baltic Sea, as she happened upon acclaimed producer Tobias Froberg (Peter Moren) at a New Orleans club and he would eventually turn into her productioin chief, providing some of her native Scandinavian indie pop and adding Norwegian artist Ane Brun to the guestlist on the final product. In order to replicate this home-made album on tour, Theresa has crafted a one-woman band set-up, using two looping pedals and a variety of effects. This captivating showmanship can be best seen in one of the videos that gave her worldwide appeal on youtube, such as this home video from her kitchen of our featured "Birds Fly Away".
Birds on the street says Theresa killed it in Austin. Be sure to check her myspace for updates on her touring schedule.