Autumn de Wilde
Hail From: Los Angeles
Album: 'Love Notes/Letter Bombs' [iTunes]
Sounds Like: Rilo Kiley, Headlights
In His Words: "With most of the Subs material, there's quite a bit of programing and sampling for the drum tracks, accompanied by some live drumming. 'Birds,' in some ways, is the first Subs song that reverses that role. The instrumentation is simple and organic - and Jim [Eno]'s playing really anchors the song. Getting out of the house and down to Austin to record in a "real" studio (Public Hi-Fi) was eye opening and great fun. Even though, at the time, we didn't really know what we were doing. Just messing around with ideas....When I got home to LA, [guitarist/vocalist] Blake [Hazard] and I began to weave in lyrics about the neighborhood birds we can hear when lying in bed. Though it's an eery sound in the dark, we started to imagining a kind of love song they might sing to each other. It's like a reassurance in the darkest night." -- Vocalist/guitarist John Dragonetti
Listen to 'Birds'