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Andrew Bird hasn’t been shy about previewing tracks from his fifth album during his various live sets. That, and the fact that Noble Beasts opens with “Oh No” and then the previously heard “Masterswarm” and “Fitz And The Dizzyspells” along with “Natural Disaster,” “Effigy,” and “Anonanimal” later in the track list, gives the collection a… More »

Today we check in with Chicago singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist behind 2007’s wonderful Armchair Apocrypha.

NAME: Andrew Bird
PROGRESS REPORT: Noble Beast out on January 27 (Fat Possum), written and recorded in Nashville (“but also in like five different studios”), including the Wilco loft in Chicago.
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Watch Andrew Bird Debut “Capsized” On Conan

Last night, Andrew Bird, the most handsome whistler in all of indie rock, did musical-guest duties on Conan and used the opportunity to debut a…
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2016 - 10:06 am

Andrew Bird – “The Fake Headlines” (New Pornographers Cover) Video

For the new bands-covering-other-bands benefit compilation Good People Rock, Andrew Bird has recorded a stripped-back, countrified version of the New Pornographers' 2000 power-pop sugar rush…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2015 - 10:23 am

Andrew Bird & Nora O’Connor – “I’ll Trade You Money For Wine” (Robbie Fulks Cover)

Chicago's Bloodshot Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with the release of a compilation album that features bands covering songs by some of…
James Rettig | October 22, 2014 - 9:58 am

Matt Berninger & Andrew Bird – “A Lyke Wake Dirge”

Matt Berninger, the deep-groaning frontman for the National, has contributed music to just about every even vaguely prestigious TV show currently on the air, and…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2014 - 11:50 am

Andrew Bird Announces New Album Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…

Andrew Bird recently put together a new backing band called Hands Of Glory, and now he'll be releasing an album with them. Titled Things Are
Miles Bowe | May 28, 2014 - 11:46 am

Skrillex, Janelle Monaé, Warpaint, Chance The Rapper, Thundercat To Join Forces For Bonnaroo Superjam

Bonnaroo has announced the lineups for a trio of Superjams at this year's festival. The annual improv sessions have previously featured D'Angelo's return to the
Chris DeVille | May 7, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Andrew Bird – “The Fake Headlines” (The New Pornographers Cover)

Montreal's Yellow Bird Project works with musicians to create T-shirt designs that benefit a charities of the artists' choice; they've printed designs by the likes…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2014 - 10:50 am

Andrew Bird – “Pulaski At Night”

Andrew Bird has a new EP coming out soon titled I Want To See Pulaski At Night. Though mostly made up of instrumentals, the title…
Miles Bowe | November 1, 2013 - 5:44 pm

Watch Andrew Bird Debut “Begging Questions” At Newport Folk Festival

At the Newport Folk Festival earlier this month, Andrew Bird had a welcome surprise for his audience: a brand new song that he'd written "in…
Elliah Heifetz | August 7, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Photos: Pickathon 2013

This past weekend, the yearly roots-influenced music festival Pickathon took place at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, just outside of Portland. Feist, Divine…
Stereogum | August 5, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Sasquatch! 2013 Saturday: Sigur Rós, The xx, Tame Impala, & More

As day 2 of Sasquatch! began everybody, from fans to bands to tech, seemed to be adjusting to the swing of things. It was a…
Miles Bowe | May 26, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Watch Yo La Tengo Perform With Andrew Bird, The Feelies, More At Hanukkah Shows

Just about every year, Yo La Tengo take over their hometown club Maxwell's for a series of Hanukkah shows, which are generally described as amazing…
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2012 - 10:54 am

Watch Andrew Bird & Tift Merritt On Letterman

Last night, Andrew Bird stopped by the eerily silent, hurricane-stricken studio at the Late Show With David Letterman, bringing Tift Merritt, his peer in singer-songwriterdom,…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2012 - 1:15 pm

Andrew Bird – “If I Needed You” (Townes Van Zandt Cover)

Townes Van Zandt's almighty ballad "If I Needed You" is one of those near-perfect songs that it's just about impossible to effectively cover, even if…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2012 - 2:03 pm

Andrew Bird – “Three White Horses”

Next month, Andrew Bird will release the eight-song Hands Of Glory, a release intended to be a companion piece to this year's Break It Yourself.
Corban Goble | September 25, 2012 - 11:02 am

Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year's Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire…
Andrew Youssef | August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Andrew Bird – “Give It Away” Video

In Andrew Bird's video for the lilting Break It Yourself song "Give It Away," a human pinata visits a birthday party, with predictably disastrous results,…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2012 - 1:36 pm

Andrew Bird – “Eyeoneye” Video

Andrew Bird's new animated video for "Eyeoneye" is a psychedelic affair in which little gremlins living inside Bird's body conspire to break his heart and…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Watch Andrew Bird Play Kimmel

Andrew Bird stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to play two Break It Yourself cuts, "Eyeoneye" and "Give It Away." Watch the performances below.
Corban Goble | May 1, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their…
Andrew Youssef | April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm
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