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Old 02-20-2005, 06:40 PM   #1
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Andrew Bird seeming to be about as good as it gets

has anyone heard of this bloke before? I just found out about him cause his new album release... and it looks like he has a completely amazing back catalogue... like everything he touches turns to gold.. and he whistles!

amazing lyrics, really awesome instrumentations, very catchy... kind of like John Vanderslice but a bit more folky and 10x better... and I really like John Vanderslice. or if you don't know who that is.. kinda simon and garfunkel with a fair amount of drugs.

a couple songs from his recent album:
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A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
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Old 02-20-2005, 09:23 PM   #2
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An utterly mesmerizing and magnetic album, almost unfair in how incredibly ambitious and impressively pulled off the whole thing is.


Taking all the best parts of Jeff Buckley, Devandra Barnhart and Rufus Wainwright, Bird can be noisy, charming, frivolous, haunting and playful all at once.


Although The Mysterious Production of Eggs lacks the gleeful variety of Swimming Hour, it is obvious that Bird has created his most cohesive statement to date.


Peaks again and again.

It's a densely melodic place composed of layered instruments so intricately intertwined with each other and Bird's lyrics that repeated listenings inevitably reveal a hidden but grandiose vision of what a pop record can be.


He collides substances that shouldn't mix to create a sound that not only survives the impact, but thrives in the aftermath.

'The Mysterious Production of Eggs' is unmalicious, delicious classical indie with enough originality to mark it apart, and what it lacks in jaw dropping charisma it somehow makes up for with songwriting and instrumentation of the highest order.
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to get the mp3s, you'll have to right click and 'copy shortcut' then paste that into your address bar and replace the '+++++' with a dot and then 'mp3' after the dot

but believe you me it's worth it!
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You poor lonely bastard.

I drew the short straw, so it appears you will have a date for the spring formal!

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yay!

*whistles*

but don't get your corsage-matching dress hopes up in the apple pie sky though. I buy white flowers and white flowers only. It's a religious thing.
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andrew bird is cool. yes.
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one of these days he'll come and play in a jaunty little pub nearby me. I will be very happy when this happens.
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I reallly like!

Thank for turning me onto this guy.
I think I'm gonna start with The Swimming Hour
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Nervous Tic has some kinda really cool western feel to it.
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he was absolutely amazing live.

go see him in concert if you can. the man's a genius.
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*dances in the street*

As long as one person comes to the land of Bird, this thread is a success!

I have heard so many amazing things about his live shows, I can't wait for him to come somewhere near me..

A few of his shows can be found online though.. including fabchannel.com
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I got to hear some of his stuff over the weekend.

Glad to help Skeek out!
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i have a free itunes/slurpee song...which one song by andrew bird would be the one to start with?
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i saw him live a while back and it was completely wicked.
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