Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Early Bird Gets The Worm

Just in time for Obama's inauguration.

Pitchfork is reporting Andrew Bird is pushing up the release date of his Noble Beast album, with the first pressings featuring a bonus disc of instrumentals. The new North American release date is Jan. 20, up from Jan. 27.

This is good news.

If you haven't listened to Bird yet, you should. The Illinois folker is good at writing brooding ruminations on fiery crashes and other such morbid things. The songs stick in your head. Check out Bird's Armchair Apocrypha to hear Bird cut loose on the electric guitar and the violin.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Armchair is one of my favorite albums. I look forward to seeing what he has in store.

(for the record, "scotchguard macintoshes will be carbonized" is one of the the greatest lines... ever)