Like most people, I was first exposed to The Wrens via their last album, The Meadowlands. At the time, I had already lived in New York for 2 years and was starting a new teaching job, which would put me on the subway for about 30 more minutes. The Meadowlands became the soundtrack to my life. I would listen to it all the time. Play air drums on the subway and burn copies for everyone I knew. Somehow, when looking back on my 4 years in New York, this album (that was only in my possession for 2 years) defines my time there.
I am sure I was not the only person at the Troubadour last night who have used The Meadowlands to get through tough moments of their lives (The Meadowlands personally helped me through breakups, bad jobs and other strings of bad luck). The Wrens are an incredibly personal band. They write about songs that affect you personally. Knowing what this band has been through makes the story that much better.
The Wrens are one of those bands who love their fans and want to give them the best experience possible. I am just glad I was able to experience it.
If you are still craving for more Wrens, watch this amazing video of the Wrens playing in some guys apartment with a box of Captain Crunch.