the wind-up | You Are A Beautiful Thing

Our friends, the wind-up, have been gracing NYC stages for the last year, steadily building momentum towards the release of their debut album, You Are a Beautiful Thing (2010).

The album is a treat. Energetic, original, fun, and liberally adorned with magnetic hooks thoughtfully layered by engineer/producer (and bassist) Matt Bernstein. The deep and impressive recording is a testament to the blood, sweat, and tears poured into it. No one could ever guess that the bulk of the work came out of a home studio featuring a closet for an isolation booth. By splurging on a Manley Labs mic pre, and a kickass mastering session at The Lodge, the wind-up delivered an exceptional record for a fraction of what it would have cost a less resourceful, less talented band. Kudos.

Although the band has encouraged fans to rip, burn, and share their album with others, I’d rather point you in the direction of their page on Bandcamp where you grab it for free or kick them a few bucks to support a promising young band when they need it the most.

They’re good friends and lot of fun to gig with so you’ll definitely hear more about them here on CharacterNine.com. For more information and direct updates, you should check out their website. Let us know what you think in the comments, and we’ll be sure to pass it along.

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    • Susi
    • September 17th, 2010

    Love this Album :) – orded it a few days ago and I hope it makes its way safely to Germany

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