The Lindbergh Baby in REGEN Magazine

The Lindbergh Baby

Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2008
By: Matthew Johnson
Features Editor
Review by: Matthew Johnson
The genesis of The Lindbergh Baby begins with guitarist and songwriter Scott Broderick and his unique view of American music and history, but the project really started to come together as a band when Broderick hooked up with cult apocalyptic folk act Blood Axis to play drums for their tour. Blood Axis’s Michael Moynihan and Annabel Lee, in return, joined Broderick on stage for one of his own shows, filling out his sound with accordeon and violin, respectively, and would go on to collaborate with him on the recording of his debut album, Hoodwinked. Completing the lineup are backing vocalist and percussionist Amber Rae and guitarist Herr Kammerer. Together, the five create a sound that’s equally inspired by neo-folk and psychedelic Americana, serving as a perfect background to Broderick’s occult musings on the dark side of the American experience. Broderick is currently at work on The Lindbergh Baby’s second album.

What is the origin of The Lindbergh Baby? How did you first get into music, and how did you first end up getting your band together?Broderick: The Lindbergh Baby grew out of a long-time desire to express my ideas through the tried and true medium of rock ‘n roll. For a bunch of years in Burlington, I’d been working with an underground theater and puppetry troupe with a whole slew of Renaissance types driven by the will to create art for art’s sake. This collective eventually atomized, and The Lindbergh Baby was born. I’ve listened to all kinds of music since childhood, always wrote poetry, and began playing guitar in my late teens, so it’s been an organic if slow progression. The Lindbergh Baby has consistently been made up of myself and whomever else I can cajole into playing. I ask the most talented folks I know to lend a hand, and so far it’s been working out.

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After 8 years of off and on running a “fan site” for Blood Axis, I’m handing the domain over to the band who will be maintaining their own presence on the web.

They really wanted to make sure all the work that’s been done on this site is still available, so we’ve set up this account to do just that. They may be taking the info and adding it to their own website, or partial information, or just point here – that’s to be figured out.


Kevin I. Slaughter

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Interview with Michael Moynihan in Ritual magazine (Italian)


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BLOOD AXIS / ANDREW KING – The Dream / Fröleichen so well wir – 7″ NEW!IN STOCK NOW!

Ltd.ed. of 500. The 1st new track by Blood Axis after many years, here sharing a 7″ with the English ballad singer and radical traditionalist Andrew King. The unifying theme of this release is the poetry of the German Middle Ages. Blood Axis interprets a startlingly modern existential lament by the Minnesinger Walther von der Vogelweide (12th-13th centuries), who is considered to be the most important German-speaking poet of the period. Andrew King interprets a tortured love song by the Austrian figure Oswald von Wolkenstein (14th-15th centuries). Both lyricists can be seen as examples of a distinctive and long-enduring southern Germanic courtly poetic tradition. Unique to each track is the fact that the modern artists are presenting songs in the original “Mittelhochdeutsch,” or Middle High German, the language spoken during the time of the Hohenstaufen emperors and an ancestor of modern German. It is fascinating to hear how well both interpreters are able to pronounce this difficult old language, and how closely their own music suits these painfully romantic lyrics from other times and places. An outstanding release that shows how it is possible to work with tradition in a way that is both illuminating and entertaining. The cover features the famous medieval portraits of the poets Walther and Oswald, and a detailed insert sheet provides the original lyrics along with faithful translations into modern English by Michael Moynihan.

From the Blood Axis MySpace page;

Two songs sung in Middle High German

Michael Moynihan, Annabel Lee and Andrew King have been studying Old Germanic languages at universities.
We were all interested to discover that both bands had recorded songs with lyrics from Middle High German poets and decided to offer them together on a split 7″. It is always a nice thing to find a friend interested and working on similar things.
The 7″ includes the entire texts in Middle HIgh German along with excellent translations by Michael into English.
-Annabel Lee

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OUT NOW (as announced on the TESCO Web Site!)  Blood Axis – Born Again

There will be at least one resurrection on Easter Sunday, 2010, when Blood Axis unveils its latest work, Born Again. The second full-length studio album in the group’s twenty-year history, Born Again signals startling developments and a radical maturation. Old vines have been cut back and carefully tended in order to bear strange new fruit. Over the course of the twelve tracks that comprise Born Again, Blood Axis explores an epic yet human universe in which gods are summoned, kingdoms rise, riddles are unlocked, love is lost, and worlds crumble. This is psychedelia in the literal sense: a “mind-manifesting” journey through the collective psyche of its creators. Born Again weaves a web of potent pleasures. Whereas the earliest Blood Axis music was marked by keyboards and samples, Blood Axis in 2010 is stripped down to an essential core of natural instrumentation, but with force and bombast fully intact. The sonic ingredients on Born Again include electric and acoustic strings (guitar, violin, bass, bouzouki, banjo), melodeon, piano, highland bagpipes and Galician gaita, marching percussion, the mysterious Annabel-a-tron, and Bobby BeauSoleil’s growling, prison-vintage guitar eruptions circa 1976. Underpinning the album and propelling much of the music is the traditional Irish drum the bodhrán, recorded here with unprecedented power. Moynihan’s ominous voice is well matched by Annabel Lee’s elfin intonations, just as her violin finds a perfect counterpoint in Robert Ferbrache’s protean guitar parts. A selective cabal of guest musicians from Europe and the USA add tasteful embellishments to these deceptively simple arrangements. Shot through by myth and romance, the expressive lyrics on Born Again have their roots in ancient and modern poetry, archaic invocations, and tragic laments. Alongside modern English and German, songs are sung in medieval 10th-century Old English and 13th-century Middle High German. The end result is both unclassifiable and unforgettable: neither folk nor rock, traditional nor avant-garde, modern nor archaic. It is simply Blood Axis. Born Again was recorded over a span of many years in remote locations ranging from rural Vermont to the catacombs of Absinthe Studios in Denver, Colorado. Engineered and produced by founding Blood Axis member Ferbrache, the dense sonic tapestry of Born Again is simultaneously raw and refined, synergistically more than the sum of its primal parts. Packaged in a beautiful gatefold cover, Born Again includes a 24-page booklet with complete lyrics and translations, striking portraits of the band members, and solemn photographic images from France, Germany, Austria, Portugal, and the USA. To everything there is season. For those who are cursed, a time to die and to be forgotten. And for the blessed, a time to be born again: to live on, beyond death, in the minds of men. Now is the time for Blood Axis to be Born Again.

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Blood Axis Official MySpace Page

Blood Axis has an official MySpace page complete with music.

as well as a another info page with music at

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David E. Williams, The Lindbergh Baby and Cult Of Youth!

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Born Again

According to an interview with Micheal Moynihan done in Sintra in correlation with the January live performance the new Blood Axis CD will be released on Tesco, on Easter Sunday 2009.  This CD of new material will be titled “Born Again“.  Also to be released at the same time will be a CD titled “Ultimacy” will be released featuring tracks from various compilation releases over the years.

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Blood Axis, Sintra Portugal, January 2, 2009

Event: Blood Axis
Time: January 02, 2009 7:00PM
Location: União Colarense, Sintra, Portugal
24 € (no dia/door)
20 € (com reserva/reservation)
30 € (reserva com jantar/reservation with dinner)

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David E. Williams @ Dreamscape in PA tonight.

Rain has forced the Dreamscape Festival indoors but it’s still happening (people are performing as I type this, in fact). I’m told that I’m still scheduled for around 8PM. Show up sometime before then! Thomas Nola goes on right ahead of me. THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

Saturday, September 6
Dreamscape Festival
Highwire Art Gallery
2040 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown, Philadelphia

The Official David E. Williams Webpage

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