Jonathan Wilson is a busy man, most recently producing Father John Misty’s third album, Pure Comedy, plus appearing on Conor Oberst’s Salutations and Roger Waters’ Is This the Life We Really Want, in addition to serving as musical director (and lead guitarist) on the former Pink Floyd member’s massive tour last summer. And amidst all that, Wilson (above, performing “Moses Pain”) somehow managed to make time to complete his third psychedelic-folk gem of an LP, Rare Birds (stream it below), which just dropped this past Friday. “Musically, Wilson serves up a heaping helping of psychedelicized, occasionally spacey, generally measured and reflective rock, often indebted to late Beatles/early ELO, prog, glam and mid-period David Bowie,” says American Songwriter. “A strikingly original, complex and inspired work, one that requires your attention and rewards repeated spins.” And according to NPR Music, “You can tell that Wilson is a student of rock and pop in all its forms, and at the same time he’s an utterly original and irreverent thinker who’s evolving with blinding speed. Rarely have those qualities been balanced as elegantly as they are here.” But, of course, his music is best experienced live and in the moment, and touring behind the new album, Jonathan Wilson plays Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday night. Queens duo the Shacks open the show.
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