Iron & Wine – “Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version)” 11/30 Leno | The Audio Perv
01 Dec
2011

Iron & Wine performed “Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version)” on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

The song is off of the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). Pick it up on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD.

Watch the video below:

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  1. [...] Back in May, folk rock act Iron & Wine visited The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform the passionate and heartfelt “Tree by the River”. Now, nearly half a year later, frontman Sam Beam and company returned to last night’s Leno to up the musical ante with “Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version)”. The song, featured on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 soundtrack, is built for the live setting, with its multiple parts and intricate rhythms and harmonies. In front of Leno and undoubtedly a Twihard or two, the group built a truly spellbinding musical moment that was either romantic or haunting, depending upon the status of your love life, but always earnest and true. We’ll call this one another clean sweep; check out the video replay for yourself below (via The Audio Perv). [...]

  2. [...] Either way, we’ll take all the new fans of doom-folk we can get around here, so without further ado let’s revisit this evening’s best specimen of chilling beauty below (via): [...]

  3. [...] to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1.  Check out the performance below (courtesy of the Audio Perv).  Sam Beam and band continue to deftly iron their live act and wine and dine us with live musical [...]

  4. [...] Supremely hirsute singer-songwriter Sam Beam has continually expanded Iron and Wine’s folk-based sound from its home-recorded origins, most recently landing a song on the soundtrack to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1. Titled “Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version),” that stately ballad is the song Beam took to The Tonight Show stage, backed by swaying strings, lush vocal harmonies, contemplative piano chords, gentle drumming, and lots of bird chirps. It’s all so pretty and delicate, you might not even notice Beam murmuring about “pissing on magazine photos … blood of Christ mountain stream.” (via The Audio Perv). [...]

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