Top10: Birds of Avalon

Ever wonder what your favorite local artists are listening to?  What inspires them to make the music we enjoy?

Let us introduce you to a new feature here at WKNC that introduces you the music that our artists listen to!  From here on out we will be regularly be bringing you into the headphones of local bands and friends of local music!

This week the members of Birds of Avalon have graciously sent us lists of what they have been currently rocking out to!


Craig Tilley- Vocals

  • Led Zeppelin- Down by the Seaside.
  • Chicago- 25 or 6 to 4
  • Joe Jackson- Steppin Out
  • Sparks- Nothing to Do
  • Van Halen- Little Guitars
  • Steely Dan- My Old School
  • Clipse- Ride Around Shinnin
  • Benji Huges- The Mummy
  • The Cherubs- Stag Party
  • And now and for the rest of my life: Brenton Wood- The Oogim Boogum Song

David MuellerBass

  • Cut Copy- Unforgettable Season
  • Lyres- How Do You Know?
  • Bob Dylan- The Gates of Eden
  • A Tribe Called Quest- Award Tour
  • The Horrors- I Only Think of You
  • DOOM feat Empress Starhh- Still Dope
  • Fever Ray- Dry & Dusty
  • Franco- Mambu ma Miondo
  • Kurt Vile- Freeway
  • Crystal Stilts- Departure

Scott Nurkin- Drums

  • Sarolta Zalatnay – Hadd Mondjam El
  • Bonniwell Music Machine – Astrologically Incompatible
  • Carlton and the Shoes – Never Give Your Heart Away
  • Alphonse Mouzon – Mind Transplant
  • The Millineum – The Know-It-All
  • Buffalo Springfield – It’s so Hard to Wait
  • Joe Jackson – Friday
  • Love – You Set the Scene
  • Masters Apprentices  – War or Hands of Time
  • The Paragons – Left with a Broken Heart

Cheetie Kumar- Guitar

  • Harmonia-Monza-Rauf Und Runter
  • Neu-Hallogallo
  • Deerhoof-Tears and Music of Love
  • Brian Eno-Sky Saw
  • Wizzard-French Perfume
  • Wire-French Film Blurred
  • Pretty Things-She’s A Lover
  • George Harrison-I Dig Love
  • The Germs-Lexicon Devil
  • Gong-You Can Kill Me
  • King Crimson- Great Deceiver

Paul Siler-Guitar

  • The Band-King Harvest (has surely come)
  • The Bee Gees-I Close My Eyes
  • Dungen-Gor Det Nu
  • The Beatles-Blue Jay Way
  • Polvo-In This Life
  • Bob Dylan and the Band-Katie’s Been Gone 
  • Charlie Parker-Bluebird
  • Lets Active-Talking to Myself 
  • Joni Mitchell-Free Man in Paris 
  •  Free-Oh I Wept
  • Flaming Lips-In the Morning of the Magicians 

Birds of Avalon fans should be excited to know that their new album, Uncanny Valley, is coming out June 23 with a tour kicking off at the Local 506 on June 13th.