I was by no means a follower Andrew Bird’s past work with the Squirrel Nut Zippers, therefore his 2005 breakthrough album, The Mysterious Production of Eggs, hit me from left field like a love punch. But I won’t be caught off guard again. Come March 20th, Bird is back with a new album entitled Armchair Apocrypha as well as a new home on Mississippi’s Fat Possum label. Yes, that Fat Possum, just don’t expect any blues.
Having spent the past couple of weeks with the album it is safe to say that Bird not only lives up to the promises made on Mysterious Production, but damn near surpasses it. Check out the first single, “Heretics,” below, and if you want to hear “Fiery Crash,” listen this week’s podcast.
MP3: Andrew Bird :: Heretics
Amazon: Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
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