And the video --
Virgin of the Birds began in 2009 with a series of download-only EPs, through which the band drew the attention of Edinburgh, Scotland, label Song by Toad. Originally a solo effort, Jon's Winter Seeds project expanded to include Colin J. Nelson and Marc Laurick. The album contains four new tracks and reworked versions of five tracks from previous EPs. Compared to the EPs, I think the album reveals Jon's growth as a songwriter and confidence as Virgin of the Birds. The songs range from energetic to low-tempo. While I think the band shows better on the former, there is joy to be found in the slower numbers. Only one song, "The Serpent Plume", took some time to grow on me, but it is followed by the absolutely wonderful "Drunk on Grudges".
This is a prior version of the album opener, "They Wake". I think the album version is a more robust.
Winter Seeds is released on Jon's Abandoned Love Records in the US, and Song by Toad in the UK, and is available in vinyl and digital formats.
Abandoned Love Records
Song By Toad Records