Birds and Arrows

Birds and Arrows

 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
BandFolkRock

BIRDS and ARROWS (of 307 KNOX Records) create unique music that is "full of romance and energy", "enchanting", and "the kind you fall in love with". The trio, based in Chapel Hill, NC, is Andrea Connolly(vocals and guitar), Pete Connolly(vocals and drums) and Josh Starmer(cello), and together they create a rich sound that is much more than the sum of their parts. The romance between Andrea and Pete's voices is distinctly captivating and intertwines with beautiful yet haunting cello melodies.

Biography

BIRDS and ARROWS (of 307 KNOX Records) create unique music that is "full of romance and energy", "enchanting", and "the kind you fall in love with".  The trio, based in Chapel Hill, NC, is Andrea Connolly(vocals and guitar), Pete Connolly(vocals and drums) and Josh Starmer(cello), and together they create a rich sound that is much more than the sum of their parts.  The romance between Andrea and Pete's voices is distinctly captivating and intertwines with beautiful yet haunting cello melodies.  BIRDS and ARROWS accomplish an elegant, warm sound that is truly their own. Their compelling and road tested live show appeals to a surprisingly wide range of audiences; they are the cherished rock band for folk lovers and the favorite folk group for rock fans.
The group was formed in 2007 by husband and wife Andrea and Pete Connolly who  released 2 critically acclaimed EPs.  The first eponymous EP documents the strained conditions under which the two first met, while "Woodgrain Heart" tells of how the two grew together. Grayson Currin praised "Woodgrain Heart" as "complementary voices wrapping together in rustic contentment and comfort, like a happy pair making music because that’s how love makes them feel."  Josh joined the group on cello during the recording of the band's first full length record "Starmaker" in 2009, expanding the narrative to describe tales of coming of age while still remaining intensely personal.  Upon its release, "Starmaker" was picked by the Independent Weekly as the "Album of the Month".   With multiple east coast and mid-west tours under their belts, the band is now in the final stages of completing their sophomore release "We're Gonna Run", due out this spring.  "We are very excited about this record," says singer Andrea Connolly. "we feel extremely proud of the material, it shows we are continuing to develop our distinct sound while still staying very honest. This new record is another collection of stories from our lives making it very telling of the joys and sorrows we experienced over the past year".
"We're Gonna Run" is out now on 307 KNOX Records.

Lyrics

Time Alone

Written By: Andrea Connolly

DEEP IN A HOUSE ON A NORTHERN ENGLISH STREET A LONELY OLD MAN YOUR FATHER'S BROTHER I WILL NEVER MEET EXCEPT FOR IN YOU AND YOUR BLUE SKY THAT HAUNTS YOU AND MAKES YOU FLY AWAY FRAGILE LIKE FLOWERS THE GUTS INSIDE OF YOU NOT BUILT TO FIGHT ALL OF THE TIME IN THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH STILL LONG FOR FLIGHT TO YOUR BLUE SKY IT HAUNTS YOU YOU NEED MORE TIME ALONE.

Mountain Air

Written By: Andrea Connolly

THINK IT OVER DEAR YOU KNOW YOU HAD IT COMING IT'S A GRAVEL SPIN WITH THE WEIGHT THAT YOU'RE CARRYIN' SO YOU TRY ALL OVER NEED SOME MORE MOMENTUM WITH A RUNNING START CAN YOU CHANGE THESE IMPOSSIBLE ODDS TO GET WHERE WE'RE GOING IT'S GOING TO BE HARD SO FORGET WHAT YOU'RE KNOWING AND THAT'S A START THERE'S A RIVER BEND AND THE SKY MIGHT END BUT WE'RE FLOWING AND TO DO WHAT'S SMART YOU'VE GOTTA BE STUPID SOMETIMES I'VE READ SOME BOOKS MADE ME CRY RIGHT ON THE PAGES BUT THE BINDING SHOWS THAT NO ONE REALLY KNOWS THE END SO LETS TAKE A RIDE IN THE COOL MOUNTAIN AIR AND TALK ABOUT WHAT IT'D BE LIKE LIVING THERE 'CAUSE YOU'RE MY SWEET LOVE AND I KNOW I AM YOURS AND THAT'S ENOUGH (THINK IT OVER DEAR YOU KNOW YOU HAD IT COMING IT'S A GRAVEL SPIN WITH THIS WEIGHT THAT YOU'RE CARRYIN' THINK IT OVER DEER ADMIT WE HAD IT COMING BUT TO DO WHAT'S SMART YOU GOTTA BE STUPID SOMETIMES) SOMETIMES

Arrows in the Air

Written By: Pete Connolly

BRIGHT RED BLOOD ON THE UPTURNED DIRT I CAN'T TELL IF IT'S MINE OR WHERE I HURT A SKY SO BIG MAKES MY REACH FEEL SMALL WHERE WILL I BE WHEN THE ARROWS FALL POINTED THE BOW IN THE AIR FLEXED THE FRAME WITHOUT A CARE RELEASED THE STRING SENT THE ARROW FLYING WHERE IT LANDS I SWEAR I REALLY DON'T CARE
SICKNESS SCARE BABY NAMES ON THE BRAIN (I DON'T KNOW IF I) MAYBE IT'S TIME TO STEP OUT OF THE POINTED RAIN (WHERE DO I BEGIN) IT'S MY RESPONSIBILITY IT'S ONLY FAIR CREATIVE RESPONSE TO WHAT HANGS SHOT IN THE AIR ROCK A BYE BABY THE SKY'S ABOUT TO FALL DOWN WILL COME BABY ARROWS AND ALL THERE'S NO GUARANTEE WITH YOUR BEST INTENTIONS AND CARE THAT YOUR CREATION WON'T FALL ON YOU LIKE ARROWS IN THE AIR (FALLING DOWN)

Discography

BIRDS and ARROWS "self titled" EP 307 KNOX RECORDS
BIRDS and ARROWS "Woodgrain Heart" EP 307 KNOX RECORDS
BIRDS and ARROWS "Starmaker" (debut full length record) 307 KNOX RECORDS
BIRDS and ARROWS "Pride of Lions" (7in. vinyl single) 307 KNOX RECORDS
BIRDS and ARROWS "We're Gonna Run" (second full length LP) 307 KNOX RECORDS