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The Wrens’ Kevin Whelan & Charles Bissell Trade Blows In New Interview About Breakup

Kevin Whelan, formerly of the Wrens, is releasing Observatory, his debut album as Aeon Station, next month on Sub Pop. Notoriously, half of the album was originally recorded for inclusion on the next Wrens album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2003’s widely beloved The Meadowlands, which was also supposed to be released by Sub Pop. But due to a falling out with Wrens bandmate Charles Bissell — who has been tinkering with the new Wrens music for more than a decade, and who was seeking more robust ...
Tags: Music, News, Observatory, Whelan, Meadowlands, The Wrens, Charles Bissell, Kevin Whelan, Aeon Station, Greg Whelan, Jerry MacDonald Bissell


‘It’s repulsive to me’: the bitter feud of indie-rockers the Wrens

Their 2003 album The Meadowlands earned them adulation, but a long-promised followup never arrived. Now their frontman is back as Aeon Station – and his former co-writer is very unhappy…Before taking flight as indie-rock heartbreakers the Wrens, Kevin Whelan and Charles Bissell were an awkward, prickly pair who met at a graduation party in an abandoned house. “I never had any friends or girlfriends,” the affable Whelan, 51, says with a self-effacing laugh from the New Jersey home he shares with ...
Tags: Music, New York, Music Industry, Culture, Pop and rock, New Jersey, Indie, Whelan, Bissell, Charles Bissell, Kevin Whelan


Aeon Station – “Fade”

Next month, the Wrens’ Kevin Whelan will release Observatory, the first album from his new project Aeon Station, which he started after work on the Wrens’ much-delayed Meadowlands follow-up stalled out. We’ve heard “Queens” and “Leaves” from it already, and today Whelan is back with another single, “Fade.”
Tags: Music, Queens, New Music, Whelan, Meadowlands, The Wrens, Kevin Whelan, Aeon Station


Aeon Station – “Leaves”

It appears that the Wrens will probably never release their long-promised follow-up to their much-loved 2003 album The Meadowlands. Everyone seems to be bummed about this, including the Wrens’ own Charles Bissell, but it is what it is. Bissel’s bandmate Kevin Whelan has split from Bissel and signed to Sub Pop, and he’s getting ready to release his first album under the name Aeon Station. The songs on that album include the ones that Whelan was planning to include on that next Wrens album. But on...
Tags: Music, New Music, Whelan, The Wrens, Charles Bissell, BISSEL, Kevin Whelan, Aeon Station


The Wrens’ Charles Bissell Addresses Split With Bandmate Kevin Whelan

Everyone invested in New Jersey indie rock heroes the Wrens has been waiting well over a decade for Charles Bissell — the band’s singer, guitarist, resident producer, and de facto leader — to finish tinkering with the new album they’ve been promising since not too long after 2003’s masterful The Meadowlands. That includes Bissell’s Wrens co-frontman Kevin Whelan. In a New York Times interview last month, Whelan announced that, having run out of patience with Bissell’s perfectionist delays and co...
Tags: Music, News, New York Times, Queens, New Jersey, Observatory, Whelan, Bissell, The Wrens, Charles Bissell, Jerry MacDonald, Kevin Whelan, Aeon Station, Greg Whelan Kevin


The Wrens’ Kevin Whelan Releasing New Album As Aeon Station In December

There’s a new wrinkle in the seemingly never-ending story behind the Wrens’ much-teased but never-released followup to their 2003 masterpiece The Meadowlands. A fresh New York Times profile of the group reveals that the band’s Kevin Whelan has made a new album that will be out on December via Sub Pop. It’ll feature five songs that were intended for The Meadowlands followup and five new ones.
Tags: Music, News, New York Times, The Wrens, Charles Bissell, Kevin Whelan



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