Birds and Arrows

Birds and Arrows of Tucson, AZ will release their new single "Stay Down" on June 16, 2017.  New on the Tucson scene, the duo fits right in with their rugged, desert surroundings.   Over a year ago the couple picked up and moved from North Carolina to Arizona.  Leaving behind their established east coast scene to explore the south west and settle in Tucson.  Taking inspiration from the harsh, yet beautiful, environment that surrounds them, Birds and Arrows has reinvented themselves with new found energy that matches the higher speed limit of the western highways. Their new single Stay Down hits you in the face with raw, white knuckle, rock and roll muscle.   It's urgent energy makes you want to grip the steering wheel and floor it.  

It's an energy vortex trifecta of Andrea's brazen rock guitar, Pete's driving drum fills and of course their signature, locked in duo vocal style makes for an exciting new debut into the west coast scene.  


Stay Down was recorded by Gabriel Sullivan at Dust and Stone Studio and included special Tucson musical guests Katie Haverly on backing vocals and Ben Nisbet on screaming electric lead guitar.  

"Edge of Everything" is out now on iTunes

Amazon and Spotify  

"Edge of Everything" was produced and recorded by:  Chris Stamey of the dB's and Birds and Arrows.  

The record includes a wonderful cast of NC musicians:  

Robert Sledge of Ben Folds Five : bass

Matt Douglas of The Mountain Goats : sax

 Skylar Gudasz : vocals and flute

Eric Haugen of Swedish Fish : guitar and pedal steel

Kyra Moore Holt of Sweet By & By : banjo and fiddle

Jonathan Durlam of Graveyard Fields  : guitar

Roger Gupton : bass

Omar Ruiz-Lopez: fiddle

Songs from the couple have also been included on compilations with Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo and Ryan Adams' Whiskeytown.  

"Birds and Arrows reflects a self-assurance that results in strong songwriting and inventive arrangements"  

~ Chris Conaton of Pop Matters

"There is a violent tension in the moniker Birds and Arrows, but the music that Pete and Andrea Connolly craft, spins friction away from brutality and into elegant, elemental heights."

~ Ashley Melzer - Paste Magazine

"The honeymoon sweetness of their earlier work has been replaced with a maturity and depth appropriate for musicians whose lives and work are gaining seriousness and acclaim."

~ Frank Stasio of NPRs The State of Things

"Birds and Arrows are overflowing with invention, dedication and exuberance.  Andrea and Pete sing together as if the Everly Bros. had joined Fleetwood Mac which doesn't hurt at all! If the Devil is in the details, then watch what you wish for around Birds & Arrows"

~ Chris Stamey of The dB's

"Andrea's voice cuts right to my heart each and every time.  Their music so lush, really creates some beautiful energy"  

~ Dirk Shumaker of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Web design by Andrea Connolly of Birds and Arrows