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Free as a Bird
Andrew Kenny, leader of the American Analog Set, watches his phoenix rising in the Wooden Birds
Music Story  August 12, 2011, by Doug Freeman
"...It ended the way they had planned: one final album, one final tour, and one final show at an intimate hometown venue. As the American Analog Set swaddled the Parish with its rhythmic lull that December night in 2005, Andrew Kenny stood out in front of the local quintet once more, letting the low-ringing notes to "She's Half" linger in the dead silent room, his voice a slight, frail whisper sliding into darkness...."

Static Between Stations
The American Analog Set at 10: end of part one
Music Story  September 16, 2005, by Darcie Stevens
"...Andrew Kenny is slight but stoic, his hands barely grazing the strings of his guitar as he coaxes lyrics from the microphone with a voice so calming it opiates. Ever so gently, his imagery takes flight, gliding over sea and sky, creating rhythm out of syllables..."

Spotlight: The Wooden Birds
American Analog Set's Andrew Kenny takes solo flight
Music Story  March 20, 2009, by Darcie Stevens
"...That's American Analog Set songwriter Andrew Kenny, summer 2005, on the release of the seminal Austin soft-pop act's swan song, Set Free. The inevitable followed: The band split..."

The American Analog Set, Ben Gibbard & Andrew Kenny
Texas Platters
Music Review  July 11, 2003, by Melanie Haupt
"...The American Analog SetPromise of Love (Tiger Style)Ben Gibbard & Andrew KennyHOME: Volume V (Post-Parlo)..."

Off the Record
Greezy Wheels shift their gears for a midnight ramble, Black Joe Lewis preps for the Chronicle's annual Hot Sauce Festival, American Analog Set's Andrew Kenny rewinds back to Austin, and the lineup for the 2008 Fun Fun Fun Fest is in
Music Column  August 22, 2008, by Austin Powell
"...There goes the neighborhood. After a brief tenure with Brooklyn's Ola Podrida, former American Analog Set leader Andrew Kenny has settled back in Austin, next door to Explosions in the Sky's Chris Hrasky as it turns out..."

Believe
Moving Panoramas flicker to life in the aftermath of a home invasion
Music Story  September 24, 2015, by Leslie Sisson
"...While still living in Brooklyn, I began playing in an Austin-based band, the Wooden Birds, with my longtime friend Andrew Kenny of the American Analog Set and Matt Pond of Matt Pond PA. I toured in the latter's band as well..."

The Other One
Music Story  August 12, 2011, by Doug Freeman
"..."We're probably at our best when Leslie and I are singing together," notes Andrew Kenny of his female counterpart in Wooden Birds, Leslie Sisson. "We've found that ground where we can do more together than we can do on our own."..."

Not Rocking
The American Analog Set
Music Story  February 28, 1997, by Raoul Hernandez
"..."Yeah, we were in Houston, opening for Luna," says Andrew Kenny. "And we played one song..."

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 7, 2003
"...ANDREW KENNY: Austin's serene popsters American Analog Set went on hiatus when frontman Andrew Kenny moved north for grad school, but the singer-guitarist continues writing songs. The peppier, more song-oriented direction of the Analog Set's last album, Know by Heart, plays into the hands of Kenny, who toured with Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard earlier this year..."

Spotlight: The American Analog Set
1am, Blender Bar at the Ritz
Music Story  March 18, 2005, by Darcie Stevens
"...As Mark Smith's brushes scratch the snare, Sean Ripple's vibes ring out, and Lee Gillespie's subtle low-end hums, American Analog Set slowly pulls the twilight out of the day. The Austin-based quintet, with keyboardist Craig McCaffery in Chicago and honey-sweet vocalist and guitarist Andrew Kenny in NYC, is an addictive aura of drowsy soundscapes...."

The Wooden Birds
SXSW showcase reviews
Music Review  March 27, 2009, by Doug Freeman
"...Turning repeatedly to his band between songs, Andrew Kenny offered soft encouragement – "That was pretty good guys" – as if surprised at the tightness of the mellow sound rolling behind him. There was little surprising about the Wooden Birds, however, as the quintet couched comfortably familiar in Kenny's gentle voice and heavy-lidded, narcotic rhythms..."

Off the Record
Announcing the 2008-09 Austin Music Awards lineup and sneaking past the velvet rope at Pangaea, while Andrew Kenny trades American Analog Set for the Wooden Birds
Music Column  January 30, 2009, by Austin Powell
"..."I imagined an old, wooden, mechanical instrument like a clock, something rhythmic but still a bit awkward," says American Analog Set mastermind Andrew Kenny, who moved back to Austin last summer, of his new project, the Wooden Birds. "Once I discovered that I liked the sound, the songs fell into place like dominoes." Though the band has yet to perform live, the Birds recently signed to indie launching pad Barsuk Records, thanks in part to Kenny's association with Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard via their 2003 Post-Parlo split, Home Volume V..."

Playback: Austin Music's Cooperative Future
Could music collectives make Austin the next Music Row?
Music Column  August 20, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...27, at the Violet Crown Cinema. The locally-shot flick features a menacing electric guitar score by Austin's Andrew Kenny (American Analog Set/Wooden Birds)..."

Great World of Sound
David Wingo's success scoring film fuels his band Ola Podrida
Music Story  May 24, 2013, by Doug Freeman
"...Once its bandleader moved back to New York after the recording, Ola Podrida became a loose outfit adding former American Analog Set and current Wooden Birds Austinite Andrew Kenny on bass (see "Free as a Bird," Aug. 12, 2011)..."

The Wooden Birds
Music Review  May 15, 2009, by Austin Powell
"...Essentially the solo flight of former American Analog Set leader Andrew Kenny, the Wooden Birds hum narcotic lullabies for the disenchanted. The sound permeating the band's debut, Magnolia, is oddly familiar: a palm-muted percussive gallop that at times recalls a stripped-down version of Iron & Wine..."

The Nomi Song
A documentary ode to the legendary outsider's outsider, Klaus Nomi – a singer, performance artist, and genuine human anomaly.
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Film Review  February 25, 2005, by Marc Savlov
"...Horn’s endlessly fascinating documentary not only acts as a gateway for a whole new generation of artistically inclined freaks (in the best sense of the word) primed to discover this utterly unique performance artist, but it’s also a loving look back at the New York scene during its most vibrantly heady punk rock heyday. Informative and touching remembrances from the likes of ultra-hip artists Kenny Scharf, performance gadfly Ann Magnuson, and surviving scenesters and friends Tony Frere, Man Parrish, and Nomi’s manager Ron Johnsen paint a verbal portrait of Nomi, a talented vocalist who merged his bizarre, ultra-androgyny with a futuristic fashion sense and ended up creating a vibe so far out that no one in the recording industry quite knew what to do with him..."

The American Analog Set, Paul Newman
Live shot
Music Review  February 18, 2005, by Audra Schroeder
"...Then came the crash. AmAnSet guitarist/singer Andrew Kenny gently strummed while Sean Ripple caressed the vibraphone "We're playing a slightly longer-than-usual show," Kenny remarked..."

Lucrative Gab
ichat Entrepreneur Andrew Busey
Screens Story  February 21, 1997
"...ichat Entrepreneur Andrew Buseyphotograph by Kenny Braun..."

Vinyl Bin
Music Review  September 18, 2014, by Greg Beets
"...It's easy to imagine this album finding a much bigger audience had it been released a decade later. The Dallas-born/Austin-bred collective strikes a harmonic balance between headphone friendliness and hooks, and headmaster Andrew Kenny's songwriting remains extra-sharp..."

Leslie Sisson
Music Review  October 7, 2011, by Doug Freeman
"...For more than a decade, Leslie Sisson has graced myriad projects with her subdued vocals and guitar work, from defunct locals Black Lipstick to her most recent work with Matt Pond PA and Andrew Kenny's Wooden Birds. Harmony finally brings Sisson to the fore with a debut that calls upon many of those past collaborators even as it shows off the Austinite's talents..."

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