The last peep we got out of Andrew Bird was some literal whistling as part of Final Fantasy’s Toronto-based St. Kitts Orchestra on the second of Owen Pallet’s forthcoming EPs, Plays To Please. Bird played a number of festivals this spring and summer, though, most recently at Outside Lands at the end of August. During those sets, he previewed tracks from the unreleased Armchair Apocrypha followup, A Non-Animal. For instance, the percussive “Master Swarm” from 8/24 at the aforementioned Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park, SF.
“Master Swarm” @ Outside Lands
You can double check on this and see/hear more new AB (“Oh No!,” “Anonanimal,” and “Section 8 City”) from his set at at Cincinnati’s MusicNOW! Festival in April and another take on “Master Swarm” over at you aint no picasso.