Combining their total years playing together and apart, National Bird's Dan Wenz and Casey Nelson have been in the local music trenches for more than two decades. During that time they had seemingly found their niche and locked in on it, singing and playing guitar or bass in service of knotty and complex indie-rock tunes across a number of different projects, including End Transmission, the Tide, and, most notably, Tin Horns. When last group fizzled out unexpectedly in 2007, however, the pair took stock of their past musical output and set sail in a new direction with an unexpected soft-pop beacon as their... More >>>