It’s that time of year again — festivals! And Mom+Pop artists will be out in full force this summer.
First up, of course, is Coachella, a two-weekend romp in Indo, California going down April 13-15th and April 20-22nd. Andrew Bird and Sleeper Agent will both grace the desert with performances. This Saturday, Andrew Bird will be on the Outdoor Theatre stage at 6:05pm PST. Then on Sunday, Sleeper Agent hit the same spot at 12 noon. You’ll be able to watch both performances over on the Coachella YouTube page. Details in the video above.
Then there’s Lolla, where we have quite the sizable Mom+Pop contingent. Announced today, the lineup for the August 3rd-5th shindig in Grant Park includes Metric, FIDLAR, Neon Indian, The Jezabels, and Animal Kingdom, whose The Looking Away will be released via Mom+Pop imprint Boombox on May 8th.
Today is a momentous one for all of us over here at Mom+Pop. It marks the release of Break It Yourself, the new studio record from Andrew Bird. The album is available digitally, on vinyl, on CD, and in a deluxe CD package that includes Here’s What Happened, a 30-minute performance film shot in Andrew Bird’s barn during the recording of the album. You can snag the deluxe CD at most indie retailers (bonus: here’s a list of indie shops that have an exclusive poster with purchase of Break it Yourself), and at select Best Buy locations.
But if you’re big on instant gratification, you don’t have to wait for a deluxe CD. Starting today, you can get a free rental of Here’s What Happened, paired along with a $9.99 version of the digital album, on the iTunes Music store. To celebrate the free rental, Mr. Bird unveiled a full performance from the film for the song “Eyeoneye” over at EW.com.
Only a few days after premiering the album on stage at Bell House in Brooklyn during a secret show, Andrew Bird has unveiled his new record, Break It Yourself, over on NPR Music as part of their First Listen Series. Go sample it one week before you can buy it.
The album is available on CD, vinyl, and in a deluxe CD package including the Here’s What Happened performance film shot at Bird’s barn. Here’s What Happened will air in full on Palladia HD TV on March 2nd at 9:00pm EST as well as be made available as a digital rental on iTunes March 6. If you’ve likedthetrailers Mr. Bird has been sharing in the lead up to Break It Yourself, you’ll love the performance film.
This morning, Andrew Bird unveiled the first song from his forthcoming new album Break it Yourself. The track, “Eyeoneye,” was reviewed by Rolling Stone in its most recent issue, garnering a 4/5 in a write-up that led off with the words “Who pissed off Andrew Bird?” Hear the rousing number for yourself over at Pitchfork, or courtesy of Mr. Bird’s SoundCloud below.
Earlier today, details surrounding Andrew Bird’s upcoming Break It Yourself emerged over on PasteMagazine.com. Check out the second visual teaser from the album above, and follow us below the fold for artwork and track list.
1. Desperation Breeds…
3. Danse Caribe
4. Give it Away
6. Lazy Projector
7. Near Death Experience Experience
8. Behind the Barn
10. Orpheo Looks Back
12. Fatal Shore
13. Hole in the Ocean Floor
Andrew Bird, one of the newest (and proudest!) additions to the Mom+Pop family, will be releasing his new album Break It Yourselfon March 6th.
To celebrate the new record, Andrew announced a lengthy US tour this morning. But these aren’t your run of the mill tickets. Nope, every single one comes with music — even the ones you buy at the box office. That’s right, if you buy tickets to any of these dates you’ll receive a a live EP from Bird’s recent October run, a download of the new album the night before its release, and another souvenier live EP from the tour you see delivered in Spring. Head over to http://www.andrewbird.net for more details.
And while you’re over there, help Spread The Word with a tweet and get a free download of “Tables & Chairs” from the first live EP.
Big news. Andrew Bird’s NORMAN soundtrack is out now. The entire release — in its sprawlingly gorgeous, 17-track glory — is streaming over at AOL. The song “Hospital” is available as a free download on Mr. Bird’s website. Anyone that redeems the download (email required) will be signed up to get early info on the new Bird LP set for 2012. Listen to the track below.