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Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself

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[url="http://andrewbird.net/"]Coming March 6th.[/url] He's touring, too (Note for people like Overstreet: Laura Marling is the opening act for Bird's Seattle show), and offering a bundle deal:




[img]http://andrewbird.net/images/content.png[/img] Edited by Tyler

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[url="http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2012/01/video-premiere-andrew-bird-break-it-yourself-previ.html"]Paste[/url] has the cover art and track listing, and an album trailer:

[media]http://vimeo.com/34528718[/media]

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[quote name='Tyler' date='06 December 2011 - 08:21 AM' timestamp='1323188474' post='263469']
[url="http://andrewbird.net/"]Coming March 6th.[/url] He's touring, too (Note for people like Overstreet: Laura Marling is the opening act for Bird's Seattle show), and offering a bundle deal ...[/quote]


You should revise that to "Note to people like Overstreet, but who actually have money to spend." Sorry, but $50+ is too steep for me, even for Bird/Marling. Edited by Overstreet

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[url="http://pitchfork.com/news/45181-new-andrew-bird-eyeoneye/"]A song![/url]

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[quote name='Overstreet' date='09 January 2012 - 02:20 PM' timestamp='1326144028' post='265162']
[quote name='Tyler' date='06 December 2011 - 08:21 AM' timestamp='1323188474' post='263469']
[url="http://andrewbird.net/"]Coming March 6th.[/url] He's touring, too (Note for people like Overstreet: Laura Marling is the opening act for Bird's Seattle show), and offering a bundle deal ...[/quote]


You should revise that to "Note to people like Overstreet, but who actually have money to spend." Sorry, but $50+ is too steep for me, even for Bird/Marling.
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I initially thought so too. But when you factor in the fact that you're getting his new album PLUS two EP's it only works out to $30. Still not super cheap, more reasonable than initially appears.

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[quote name='Josh Hurst' date='23 January 2012 - 11:04 AM' timestamp='1327334656' post='265752']
[url="http://pitchfork.com/news/45181-new-andrew-bird-eyeoneye/"]A song![/url]
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Interesting. Definitely getting a Fleet Foxes vibe, or [i]At Dawn[/i]-era My Morning Jacket. The song grows on me after a couple of listens. I am looking forward to the entire album. Edited by Crow

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[url="http://www.npr.org/2012/02/26/147047574/first-listen-andrew-bird-break-it-yourself"]First Listen.[/url]

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Andrew Bird continues his quest to make each new record more laid-back and sleepy than the last.

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Booo!

That's why I love the new album.

[url="http://www.npr.org/2012/02/26/147047574/first-listen-andrew-bird-break-it-yourself"]http://www.npr.org/2012/02/26/147047574/first-listen-andrew-bird-break-it-yourself[/url]

Leading up to the release, I found myself thinking Bird hit his height with [i]The Mysterious Production of Eggs[/i] but, no, he's moving on and doing newer (and maybe--only time will show-greater) things.

Why I love the new album with all my heart? Because it [i]is [/i]quiet, because it takes a big step (actually, a leap!) away from the heady, intellectual tone of Bird's previous efforts. Because it allows the songs to drift off into the ether. I love how most of the songs seem to turn into instrumentals at some point or other.

This is a mature, redefining effort. Bird is growing, and I like it.

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I did not intend my comment as a criticism per se, Tim, and in fact do quite like the album-- perhaps more than the last one. I suppose I am slightly concerned that he will never again return to the brilliant, technicolor pop of Mysterious Production, still my favorite Bird album by a longshot. But this one is warm, restrained, and charming-- a grower, to be sure, but a very lovely piece of work.

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[media]http://vimeo.com/42793812[/media]

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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p80TKl5WR1I&feature=player_embedded[/media]

Great video, in a nightmare-inducing way.

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[quote name='Tyler' timestamp='1343237348' post='273388']
Great video, in a nightmare-inducing way.
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Apparently this is a popular theme:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzVUzIJ8hFU&feature=player_embedded[/media]

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