Mind Is a Bird in the Hand
Recorded one rain and whiskey soaked Oregon springtime, the group's debut album the Mind Is a Bird in the Hand is an achingly restrained and moody affair. From the brooding opener 'Acorn Child' to the closing chords of Fantasy-folker, 'Invisible Islands', the record explores themes of redemption and turning darkness into light. The record hosts a great cast of subtle guest performances by Michael Mendrickson (Jackie O Motherf***er), Brian Foote (Nudge) and Jason Buehler (Nice Nice) and is mastered by respected folktronica guru, Greg Davis. Plants play a mystical brand of psychedelic folk whose solemn, droning beauty and stately pace recall Six Organs of Admittance and Pearls Before Swine at their most pastoral and intense. 9 tracks. Audio Dregs Recordings. 2006.