Birds and Arrows: Electric Bones Release Show
August 19, 2022
With Special Guest: Fairy Bones
Voted Best Rock Band in Tucson 2021 by the Tucson Weekly, Birds and Arrows bring their 6th studio album to life on the Hotel Congress Stage. Loaded with top-notch collaborations, this collection of songs will melt your mind, move your body, and put a little electricity in them bones.
Birds and Arrows, Andrea and Pete Connolly, formed in Chapel Hill, NC in 2007. After 4 studio albums and a cross-country tour, the duo fell in love with Tucson. Their move to the desert turned out to be a radical change in vision and attitude. The desert has given them the space and freedom to finally shed the “honeymoon sweetness” of their past. Their latest album, Electric Bones, features a full 4 piece band. Andrea Connolly leads on vocals, rhythm guitar, and synth soundscapes with Pete Connolly on drums and vocals. It also includes collaborations with Ben Nisbet on lead guitar and Gabriel Sullivan on bass.
“Andrea and Pete Connolly of Birds and Arrows have been making music together for more than 15 years, and this familiarity and cohesion certainly shows. Their sound and art direction make them seem much larger than a duo, churning out rock music that can jump from personal ballads to massive jams that threaten to swallow the performers up. Contemplative and a little psychedelic, just like the desert itself.” — Tucson Weekly
“The honeymoon sweetness of their earlier work has been replaced with a maturity and depth appropriate for musicians whose lives and work are gaining seriousness and acclaim.” — Frank Stasio, NPR
Fairy Bones is the drama you’re missing in your life. Phoenix-based, alternative pop/rock act—named “Best Local Band” by Phoenix New Times—is led by the “unapologetic spirit” (NPR) of singer/songwriter Chelsey Louise, whose powerhouse vocals Java Magazine hailed as “a goddamned sonic spectrum of wonder.”
The band has spent years lighting up stages as support for Mother Mother, Marcy Playground, Fuel, KONGOS, The Darts (U.S.), Rozwell Kid, Starcrawler, Vundabar, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, and on tour with acts like Highly Suspect.
The bands debut album—0% Fun (2018)—was a media-darling, praised by Alternative Press, NPR, Arizona Republic, Paste, and Impose who called it “unsettling, beautiful, and powerful all at once.” The singles—including fan-favorites No One Can Suffer Like I Can, 8 Ball, Hang Wit Da Boiz, and Killing Me—landed airtime on KWSS 93.9, ALT AZ 93.3, 98KUPD, NPR, and Sirius XM.