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Minor Birds


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"Lincoln Calling 2012 | Day Two"

Yet again, I am struck by music that is beautiful, soothing and beige wallpaper. Only one half of the husband-and-wife duo that makes up Minor Birds showed up to the Bourbon. Chelsea Wilde could sing and tickle the electric ivory, and I couldn’t help but get an almost Sarah McLachlan vibe from the one-woman, one-song setup.
- HearNebraska.org


Live at Metate Hill - February 2012
A live recording from one of our favorite local venues.
Gold Minor - June 2012
A collaboration between ourselves and our friend Oscar Goldman, a local rapper.
Light as a Feather/Straight as an Arrow - August 2012
Our first EP, featuring four original songs as well as five remixes.



Chelsea and Joel have been playing music together in different capacities since 2004, but after a series of tragic events in 2008, followed by an almost year long dry spell, their thoughts and talents took shape as Minor Birds. The relationship these two have is very honest and open and it comes across in the music. Joel writes the lyrics as poetry and Chelsea creates the melody and sets them to music. It is a very organic way of working together to create the sound and feel they want to capture in every song. Minor Birds pull influences from everything they encounter. They do not set out to copy or tweak any one sound, but seek to create original compositions that build and amplify the mood. Their music is not made to fit into any one sound, but to convey the emotion of the moment.