Video: Andrew Bird – “Sisyphus” Directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin. From My Finest Work Yet, out March 22 on Loma Vista. You know the story of Sisyphus: the Greek king condemned to to roll a big boulder up a mountain for eternity. As soon as he gets close to the top, it rolls back down. … Continue reading New Andrew Bird video: Sisyphus
Video: Andrew Bird – “Bloodless” Directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin. Digital single out now on Loma Vista. 7″ vinyl due Decemeber 14. Andrew Bird always sounds cool and calm. Even when he’s scared and angry. They’re profiting from your worry They’re selling blanks down at the DMZ They’re banking on the sound and fury Makes … Continue reading New Andrew Bird video: Bloodless
New releases from Matt and Kim, Andrew Bird, Elliott Smith, et al.
Loft Life Magazine takes a tour of Wilco’s recording studio. Just last year, musician Andrew Bird spent four days recording at the Loft. He spent the entire first day arranging the studio space just to get the right violin sound. Using microphones placed around the room, he was able to pick up the acoustics of … Continue reading Photo Tour of the Wilco Loft
MP3: Andrew Bird – “Oh No” from Noble Beast, out now on Fat Possum. This song features all the things you love about Andrew Bird: whistling, nerdy smart lyrics, violin, plus hand claps. What more could you want? The album is a bit of a sleeper, but repeated listenings will reveal more and more. Andrew … Continue reading Andrew Bird – Oh No
With the aid of multiple digital delay pedals and the sheer force of his talent, Bird displaced as many as an entire chamber orchestra by dint of sonic cloning.
The big news out of this week’s album sales is not in the Top Ten (nine of which were already there last week), but just beyond that into the 11-20 range. Specifically: 12. Andrew Bird – Noble Beast (Fat Possum) – 26,000 13. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino) – 25,000 16. Bon Iver … Continue reading Andrew Bird Outsells Animal Collective
Andrew Bird is recording his new album at the Wilco Loft in Chicago. He writes about it for the New York Times: Often times the choice becomes: Do you give the song what it wants? Or do you go against its demands? “Oh No” seemed to be asking for a 1970s Jackson Brown or Fleetwood … Continue reading Andrew Bird recording new album
Another round of mp3s featured on Forkast recently… • Happy Mondays – “Jelly Bean” [fr0k] • Arthur & Yu – “Come to View (A Song for Neil Young)” from In Camera; due June 19 on Hardly Art [fr0k] • The New Pornographers – “My Rights Versus Yours” from Challengers, due August 21 on Matador [fr0k] … Continue reading Fun with Forkast, Round VI