Andrew Bird – “The Crown Salesman”

Jeremy Ylvisaker and Michael Lewis are two members of whistling indie-pop king Andrew Bird’s backing band, and they’ve also got their own project called Alpha Consumer. And as the B-side of the 7″ version of his new “Eyeoneye” single, Bird has included a cover of an Alpha Consumer song called “The Crown Salesman.” It’s a slow, stately kinda-country lament, and it’s streaming at Bird’s Facebook page, where you can also download it for free if you’re a member of BandRx (via TwentyFourBit).

“The Crown Salesman” won’t appear on Bird’s new album Break It Yourself, but we should still mention that it’s out 3/6 on Mom + Pop.