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The Wingdale Community Singers - The Wingdale Community Singers FLAC album

Performer: The Wingdale Community Singers
Genre: Folk and World music
Title: The Wingdale Community Singers
Country: US
Released: 2005
Style: Folk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1140 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1950 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1258 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 279

The Wingdale Community Singers. New LP NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH out in February on Blue Chopsticks. Nina Katchadourian joined soon after the first album. The Wingdale Community Singers' third album, NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH comes out on Blue Chopsticks in early 2013.

Album · 2006 · 15 Songs. Wingdale Asylum Seekers. 15. Indira's Lost and Found. 15 Songs, 40 Minutes. Released: 1 Jan 2006. 2006 Plain Recordings.

The trio take their name from an upstate New York mental hospital, and have made an album that sounds superficially like a set of old-time American folk songs, built on Marcus's intimately understated vocal. But these 15 tunes are quietly skewed by Marcus and Moody's economical, affecting lyrics and Grubbs's great minimalist arrangements, allowing you to look through the surface of these songs to the shapes moving beneath.

Wingdale Community Singers record-release show on April 19 at Barbès. Night, Sleep, Death is the third full-length album from songwriting juggernaut The Wingdale Community Singers. It finds the core trio of Hannah Marcus, Rick Moody, and David Grubbs augmented by guests including Jolie Holland, Tanya Donelly, and Oneida’s Kid Millions.

The Wingdale Community Singers are David Grubbs (who played in Gastr del Sol, The Red Krayola, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait and has appeared on records by Will Oldham, Matmos, Tony Conrad, The Dirty Three, and Royal Trux), Hannah Marcus (who's most recent record Desert Farmers was recorded with members of the band Godspeed You Black Emperor!), and Rick Moody (bestselling author of. the novels Purple America and The Ice Storm). Together these three Brooklynites grow an organic album that speaks mostly about urban things - rats feature in a number of the compositions, for some reason, as does.

The album is strong throughout, but Wingdale Community Singers is particularly affecting at its most stripped down. On songs like "Pawn Shop Fire" and "Bitter Angels," the group gathers around an acoustic guitar or piano, singing their hearts out in sweet harmony. Chances are, you'll soon be singing along.


1 Dog In Winter 3:05
2 Blue Daisy 4:07
3 Bike Shop Boy 2:45
4 Bigger Ocean 2:21
5 Fishnet Stockings 1:50
6 Sugar And Salt 2:25
7 Holy Virgin Star 2:41
8 Give It A Kiss 2:43
9 Rat On The Tracks 1:56
10 Pawn Shop Fire 2:12
11 Bitter Angels 3:10
12 Dirty Little Dog 2:24
13 Family Plot, Mayfield Kentucky 2:46
14 Wingdale Asylum Seekers 1:57
15 Indira's Lost And Found 4:21


  • Bass – Tony Maimone
  • Drums, Engineer – Joel Hamilton
  • Engineer – Ross Bonadonna
  • Guitar, Bass, Harmonium, Piano, Vocals, Banjo – David Grubbs
  • Mastered By – Doug Henderson
  • Piano, Guitar, Vocals – Hannah Marcus, Rick Moody
  • Saxophone – Kurt Hoffman
  • Violin – Rebecca Moore, Tom Stanback

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AGN016CD The Wingdale Community Singers The Wingdale Community Singers ‎(CD, Album) Agenda AGN016CD US 2005