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Monahans – Seabirds (feat. Sinéad O’Connor)

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Austin’s own Monahans releases the final installment in their monthly recording series titled “2010 Recordings”. The song is called “Seabirds” and includes Sinéad O’Connor, whom I’ve been a fan of from “Mandinka”, through her cutting edge reggae experimentations, and now this unexpected beautiful collaboration with Monahans.

Drummer Roberto Sanchez and his family took a trip to Ireland earlier this year, and he was inspired by the landscape enough to write a beautiful sketch of what was to become “Seabirds”. Upon returning to Austin, the band layered upon Rob’s sketch in the studio and then added lyrics. It became clear that the one thing missing was a voice. Sinéad O’Connor’s voice to be exact. One thing lead to another, and the song found it’s way back to Ireland, where Sinéad graciously contributed her vocals to the song, and the vision of the original sketch was complete. We hope you enjoy listening to this track, described by the band as a “hopeful song for a broken world”, as its beauty gives us chills every time we listen to it. [Thumbtack Media]

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UPCOMING SHOWS:
SAT 1/15/2010 San Antonio, TX
THU 2/3/2010 Frisco, TX
FRI 2/4/2010 Denton, TX
SAT 2/5/2010 Dallas, TX