This morning, Huffington Post revealed another track from Andrew Bird’s forthcoming Hands of Glory, due October 30th. The song is a lovely cover of “If I Needed You,” a Townes Van Zandt classic Bird has been performing in concert throughout the year. Give it a listen below.
This morning, Pitchfork premiered “Three White Horses,” from Andrew’s forthcoming Hands of Glory, a companion piece to the critically acclaimed full-length record Break It Yourself. Glory is due October 30. You’ve been patiently waiting for this (we have been too!), so it’s exceedingly exciting to share this with you:
“Three White Horses” is available as an immediate download with all pre-orders of Hands of Glory at http://www.andrewbird.net. More info, tracklist, and tour dates below the fold.
Hands of Glory, a companion piece to Andrew Bird’s critically acclaimed Break It Yourself, is on the way. It’ll arrive October 30th. What is it, you ask? The new record is the product of a pair of recording sessions prompted by the overwhelming response to Bird’s “old-time” sets on recent tours. Reinterpreting songs from Break It Yourself and featuring covers of classic country tunes, these “old-time” performances find Bird and his full band playing to a single microphone with an entirely acoustic setup. Drawing inspiration from these sets, Hands of Glory features a brand new original track, new interpretations of songs from Break It Yourself and covers of the Carter Family, the Handsome Family, Alpha Consumer and others.
Bird is set to continue his North American tour dates, highlighted by a performance at Austin City Limits, throughout the fall. Dates:
09-26 Madison, WI – Overture Hall *
09-27 Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival *
09-29 Lexington, KY – Singletary Center *
09-30 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre *
10-01 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
10-02 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre *
10-04 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater *
10-05 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre *
10-06 Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall *
10-08 Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater *
10-09 Tampa, FL – Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts *
10-10 Orlando, FL – House of Blues *
10-12 Houston, TX – House of Blues *
10-13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
11-06 Paris, France – Les Inrocks
11-08 London, England – Roundhouse
11-10 Lisbon, Portugal – Aula Magna
11-11 Cartagena, Spain – Cartagena Jazz Festival
11-12 Barcelona, Spain – Sala Apolo
11-14 Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
11-16 Enschede, Netherlands – Crossing Border Festival – Wilmink Theatre
11-17 The Hague, Netherlands – Crossing Border Festival – The Royal
11-19 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
Check out the brand new, felt-filled music video for “Eyeoneye” from Andrew Bird. The clip was premiered this morning by our friends over at Etsy right here. In conjunction with the unveiling of the new video, Etsy also launched an Andrew Bird shop featuring Eyeoneye-associated merch and copies of Andrew’s new album, Break It Yourself.
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.
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