Wildbirds & Peacedrums are pleased to announce a support tour with St. Vincent early next year, in addition to the release of the “My Heart” single on January 19, 2010 via The Control Group. “My Heart” is Wildbirds & Peacedrums’ first ever US single release, and will be available as a digital EP and limited edition 7” single.

“My Heart” is a wonderfully uplifting pop track that blossoms into a full-blown gospel anthem. Built around singer Mariam Wallentin’s haunting, addictive refrain (“I’m lost without your rhythm”), the song may appear to be directed toward her tempo-keeping paramour Andreas Werliin. In fact “It’s me singing to my own heart,” she says. “About the short amount of time we have, the longing for putting a mark in this world, to keep on existing forever.”

An individually-numbered 7” single vinyl will include the album version of “My Heart”, backed with an unexpectedly bluesy guitar-driven remix by Deerhoof that completely transforms the song. As well as these two versions, a digital-only EP includes a further three mixes. John Eriksson of Peter, Bjorn and John has contributed an intriguing remix in his Hortlax Cobra guise, channeling the spirit of ’88, Balearic-style. From Portland, Oregon, comes a mix by one of our favorite new artists, AU, which strips the track down to reveal a subtle ambience in among the thundering percussion of the original. Finally you will find a reworked radio version of the song.

7” single:

A: My Heart (album version)

B: My Heart (Deerhoof remix)

Digital EP:

1. My Heart (album version)

2. My Heart (Deerhoof remix)

3. My Heart (Hortlax Cobra remix)

4. My Heart (AU remix)

5. My Heart (radio edit)

My Heart video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvsR_vVJXSM

Wildbirds & Peacedrums supporting St. Vincent:

2/03 Victoria, BC @ Element

2/04 Vancouver, BC @ Venue

2/05 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s

2/06 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (2 shows)

2/08 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

2/09 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

2/10 Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

2/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

2/13 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

2/15 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck

2/16 Iowa City, IA @ The Industry

2/17 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall

2/18 Chicago, IL @ Metro

2/19 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room

2/20 Columbus, OH @ Outland On Liberty

2/21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Club

2/23 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre

2/24 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

2/25 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

Press on Wildbirds & Peacedrums:

“beautifully imaginative… magnificent” 8.3 – Pitchfork

“sensual, pulverising and mesmeric” * * * * – The Guardian

“one of the most attention-grabbing albums of the year” * * * * – The Sun

“exceptional” * * * * – Mojo

“an extraordinary album” – Uncut

“something to be treasured” 4/5 – Observer Music Monthly

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