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Car Colors (Charles Bissell of The Wrens) Shares Video for Debut Single “Old Death”

Also Listen to B-sides “And It’s All Guns and Arrows (alt. take)” and “I’ll Bear”

Nov 17, 2023

Car Colors is the new project from Charles Bissell, formerly of The Wrens. This week he shared its first single “Old Death,” along with two B-sides, “And It’s All Guns and Arrows (alt. take)” and “I’ll Bear.” More

Aug 08, 2022

Aeon Station (the project led by Kevin Whelan of The Wrens) have announced that their August 2022 shows will have to be canceled due to drummer Jerry MacDonald having to undergo recent spinal surgery. Rescheduled dates will be announced in the fall. More

Aeon Station Share New Single “Alpine Drive”

Observatory Due Out This Friday via Sub Pop

Dec 07, 2021

Aeon Station (the project led by Kevin Whelan of The Wrens) have shared a new single “Alpine Drive.” It is the closing track to their forthcoming debut album, Observatory, which will be out this Friday (Dec. 10) via Sub Pop. More

Aeon Station Shares New Song “Leaves”

Observatory Due Out December 10 via Sub Pop

Oct 19, 2021

Aeon Station (the project led by Kevin Whelan of The Wrens) have shared a new song, “Leaves.” It is the latest release from their forthcoming debut album, Observatory, which will be out on December 10 via Sub Pop. More

Sep 21, 2021

Aeon Station (the project led by Kevin Whelan of The Wrens) have signed to Sub Pop, and will be releasing their debut album, Observatory, on December 10. The band has subsequently shared its lead single, “Queens.” More



Interviews

Mar 29, 2022

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). For this My Firsts we talk to Kevin Whelan of Aeon Station (and formerly of The Wrens). More


Reviews

Jan 14, 2010

The Wrens are one of those bands that defines cult status. Let’s frame it in the context of one of the biggest “cult” acts to ever grace the indie stage, Neutral Milk Hotel. After recording two albums, one a certified classic, the band and its enigmatic frontman Jeff Mangum simply went away, and people have been pining for them ever since. New Jersey’s The Wrens have followed a similar musical trajectory in their 20-year history, recording very littlethree albums and a smattering of EPs and 7-inch recordsyet they are critically acclaimed for their work and have developed a quite devoted following, renewed in recent years by the strength of their “comeback” album, 2003’s The Meadowlands. More