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Andrew Bird — 93XRT Holiday Jam with Andrew Bird and Alice Merton at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, December 8th, 2019

Andrew Bird photo sets

93XRT Holiday Jam with Andrew Bird and Alice Merton at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, December 8th, 2019
January 17, 2013 at the Largo in Los Angeles, CA
at the Largo, Hollywood, January 16, 2011
Portland, OR July 18, 2009


Feb 09, 2021

Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird have shared a new song “Poor Lost Souls,” as well as a separate live performance video of them performing the song. “Poor Lost Souls” will be featured on their upcoming album These 13, out March 5 via Thirty Tigers. More

Jan 12, 2021

Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird have announced a new album, These 13, and shared a video for “Sweet Oblivion,” the lead single from the album. Both Mathus and Bird were in Squirrel Nut Zippers together in the late ’90s and this is their first collaboration in decades. These 13 will be out on March 5 via Thirty Tigers.  More

Andrew Bird Will Hold Gezelligheid Concert on Sunday, Free Tickets for Healthcare Workers

Bird Also Shares Performance Video of John Prine’s “Souvenirs”

Dec 10, 2020

Andrew Bird will be performing his annual Gezelligheid concert this Sunday (Dec. 13). Instead of holding it at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church as usual, he will be performing outdoors in Ojai, CA, and the event will be livestreamed. In addition, Bird is offering free tickets for all healthcare workers as a thank you for their hard work and dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic.  More

Oct 27, 2020

Andrew Bird is releasing a new Christmas album, Hark!, this Friday via Loma Vista. Now he has shared another song from it, “Christmas in April,” which is an original song inspired by COVID-19 and how it might impact celebrating the holidays this year. “When will we know if we can meet under the mistletoe?” asks Bird in the song. He’s also shared a live video of him performing the song. More

Sep 29, 2020

Andrew Bird has announced a new Christmas album, Hark!, and shared its first single, a cover of John Cale’s “Andalucia,” via an animated video for it. The album features original songs, new takes on holiday classics, and covers of songs by John Prine and Handsome Family. More

Watch Jim James, Julien Baker, and The Decemberists Cover “What the World Needs Now Is Love”

Burt Bacharach Cover For Newport Folk Festival Also Features Andrew Bird, Hiss Golden Messenger, Glen Hansard, and More

Aug 04, 2020

This weekend was the finale of the entirely virtual Newport Folk Festival, aptly dubbed “Our Voices Together,” as it features upward of 20 artists covering Burt Bacharach’s classic “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” The cover was led by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and music directed by Chris Funk of The Decemberists, wrapping up the week-long virtual fest. More

Jul 03, 2020

Andrew Bird was the musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night and as musicians have been doing on late night shows during the pandemic he performed from home, but unlike most such performances he was also joined by his wife, fashion designer Katherine Tsina Bird, on piano and their elementary school aged son Sam, on guitar.  More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Andrew Bird, Nick Hakim, and More

Plus Jess Williamson, EOB, The 1975 and Phoebe Bridgers, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 03, 2020

Welcome to the thirteenth Songs of the Week of 2020. While more album release dates were pushed back due to COVID-19 and it seems we haven’t reached the peak number of coronavirus cases in America yet, none of that stopped artists from sharing a whole lot of new songs this week.  More

Andrew Bird Shares Video for New Song About Capital Punishment – “Capital Crimes”

His Live From the Great Room Web Series is Now on YouTube

Apr 02, 2020

Andrew Bird has shared a new song, “Capital Crimes,” via a video for the track. The song is about capital punishment.  More

Nov 08, 2019

Andrew Bird has surprise released HARK!, a new Christmas EP that features two original songs ("Alabaster" and "Night's Falling") and covers of four holiday classics. More

Jul 18, 2019

Andrew Bird released a new album, the amusingly titled My Finest Work Yet, back in March via Loma Vista. Now comes news that he's been cast in the new season of FX's crime anthology show Fargo. Bird has also shared a bonkers video for the album's "Olympian" and released the We Are Olympians EP featuring two new versions of the song. More

Apr 03, 2019

At the tail end of a long conversation about his music, Andrew Bird offers up the ideal summation of his artistic approach. The work is always and forever wrapped in optimism.  More

Album of the Week: Strand of Oaks

Runners Up Include: Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird, Tamaryn, Sleeper, Nilüfer Yanya, and These New Puritans

Mar 22, 2019

We haven't done an Album of the Week post since January, but there are some upcoming albums truly worthy of the title, starting with the new one by Strand of Oaks (the project of Timothy Showalter), Eraserland, released today via Dead Oceans.Here is more info on the album, as well as a round up and streams for other notable albums released today. More

Andrew Bird - Stream the New Album

My Finest Work Yet Out Now via Loma Vista

Mar 22, 2019

Andrew Bird has released a new album, the amusingly titled My Finest Work Yet, today via Loma Vista. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: The National, Foals, Penelope Isles, Bedouine, and More

Plus Vampire Weekend, Strand of Oaks, Glen Hansard, Local Natives, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 08, 2019

We've got another supersized Songs of the Week this week, with a Top 12 instead of the regular Top 10. Like last week we could've gotten it down to 10, but it felt wrong to leave out the bottom two. It was a near tie for the top two songs this week. More

Andrew Bird Shares Video for New Song “Manifest”

My Finest Work Yet Due Out March 22 via Loma Vista

Mar 05, 2019

Andrew Bird is releasing a new album, the amusingly titled My Finest Work Yet, on March 22 via Loma Vista. Now he has shared another song from the album, "Manifest," via a Matthew Daniel Siskin-directed video that shows Bird and his band recording the album live to tape at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles. More

Andrew Bird Shares a Video for “Sisyphus” and Announces New Tour Dates

My Finest Work Yet Due Out March 22 via Loma Vista

Feb 06, 2019

Andrew Bird is releasing a new album, the amusingly titled My Finest Work Yet, on March 22 via Loma Vista. Previously he shared its opening track, "Sisyphus" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), and performed the song on the Chris Thile-hosted public radio show Live From Here. Now he has shared a video for the song. Bird has also announced some album release shows. More

Watch Andrew Bird Perform “Sisyphus” on “Live From Here”

My Finest Work Yet Due Out March 22 via Loma Vista

Feb 04, 2019

Andrew Bird is releasing a new album, the amusingly titled My Finest Work Yet, on March 22 via Loma Vista. Previously he shared its opening track, "Sisyphus" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), and now he has stopped by the Chris Thile-hosted public radio show Live From Here to perform the song. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: These New Puritans, Andrew Bird, The Mountain Goats, and More

Plus King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Cass McCombs, Interpol, Stella Donnelly, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 01, 2019

After three strong weeks of Songs of the Week starting out 2019 right, this week we hit a bit of a lull. Whereas last week we had a supersized edition, with a Top 12 instead of our usual Top 10, this week we could only muster up enthusiasm for a Top 7. More

Jan 30, 2019

Andrew Bird has announced a new album, the amusingly titled My Finest Work Yet, and shared its opening track, "Sisyphus." My Finest Work Yet is due out March 22 via Loma Vista. Bird says in a press release: "I think My Finest Work Yet is my finest work yet."  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Andrew Bird, Deerhunter, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cass McCombs, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Bill Ryder-Jones, Thundercat, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 02, 2018

It was shaping up to be a weak week for Songs of the Week, but then our #1 track emerged today and we dug a little deeper through the week's songs and put together a compelling Top 10. It's an eclectic mix of political songs, catchy mainstream pop, a strange sci-fi spoken word track, and some unapologetic guitar indie rock. More

Nov 02, 2018

Andrew Bird has shared a new political song, "Bloodless," via a video for the track. The six-and-a-half-minute song references the Spanish Civil War and posits that America is currently in "an uncivil war" and that it's "bloodless for now." No doubt this is timed to next Tuesday's important midterm elections. More

Oct 27, 2016

Andrew Bird has been doing a series of shows from his living room called "Live From the Great Room" that he's been posting to his Facebook page. Back in July he and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James did Soldier On's "Sic of Elephants" on the show.  More

Oct 25, 2016

Andrew Bird has been doing a series of shows from his living room called "Live From the Great Room" that he's been posting to his Facebook page. Now a video of Bird and Matt Berninger (The NationalEL VY) covering the Lou Reed classic "Perfect Day" has surfaced. More

Sep 27, 2016

Andrew Bird has been doing a series of shows from his living room called "Live From the Great Room" that he's been posting to his Facebook page. The latest installment features Fiona Apple, who guested on "Left Handed Kisses" on Bird's most recent album, Are You Serious, which came out in April via Loma Vista.  More

Listen to New Covers by Sharon Van Etten, Conor Oberst, Andrew Bird, and The Avett Brothers

For Amazon's Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street EP, Van Etten Covers The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??"

Jul 14, 2016

The Amazon Original Series Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street has featured various different artists doing covers and tomorrow an EP featuring four the covers is being released and you can stream it below.  More

Andrew Bird Announces Fall Tour Dates

Are You Serious Out Now via Loma Vista

May 20, 2016

Andrew Bird released his new album, Are You Serious, last month via his new label, Loma Vista. Now he has announced a bunch of fall tour dates. John Grant, Gabriel Kahane, Margo Price, and Sinkane will act as support on different dates.  More

Austin City Limits Lineup: Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, and More

Plus: Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Chairlift, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Frightened Rabbit, and Others

May 05, 2016

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2016 festival, in which they will celebrate their 15th anniversary. Highlights include Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford and Sons, Andrew Bird, Local Natives, Conor Oberst, Chairlift, Flying Lotus, Caveman, Marlon Williams, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Frightened Rabbit, and more.  More

Watch: Andrew Bird - “Capsized” Video

Are You Serious Out Today via Loma Vista

Apr 01, 2016

Andrew Bird is releasing his new album, Are You Serious, today via his new label, Loma Vista. Now he's released a video for funky single, "Capsized," which he also performed on Conan back when the album was first announced.  More

Mar 24, 2016

This week NPR's First Listen is streaming new albums by artists like Andrew Bird, Black Mountain, Bleached, and Charles Bradley. More

Listen: Andrew Bird - “Roma Fade”

Are You Serious Due Out April 1 via Loma Vista

Mar 11, 2016

Andrew Bird is releasing his new album, Are You Serious, on April 1 via his new label, Loma Vista. Previously he shared its first single, "Capsized," which he also performed on Conan, and "Left Handed Kisses," his collaboration with Fiona Apple. Now Bird has shared another song from the record, "Roma Fade." Listen below. More

Listen: Andrew Bird - “Left Handed Kisses” (featuring Fiona Apple)

Are You Serious Due Out April 1 via Loma Vista

Feb 26, 2016

Andrew Bird is releasing his new album, Are You Serious, on April 1 via his new label, Loma Vista. Previously he shared its first single, "Capsized," which he also performed on Conan. The album features contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills and now Bird has shared "Left Handed Kisses," his collaboration with Apple. Listen below. More

Feb 05, 2016

Andrew Bird has announced a new album and shared its first single, "Capsized," which he also performed on Conan last night. Are You Serious is due out April 1 via his new label, Loma Vista. The album features contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills. Below is the audio for "Capsized" and video of the Conan performance. More

Nov 30, 2015

Andrew Bird has announced a slew of 2016 tour dates in North America and Europe. In addition $1 for every ticket sold on the spring leg of the tour will be "directed to organizations working to end gun violence to build safer communities," as a press release states.  More

Apr 07, 2015

On April 14 Dan Mangan's new Arts & Crafts imprint Madic will release, Good People Rock, a special charity compilation designed meant to aid the Montreal-based organization Yellow Bird ProjectMore

Listen: Andrew Bird & Nora O’Connor – “I’ll Trade You Money For Wine”

While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years Of Bloodshot Records is Due Out Nov 17

Oct 22, 2014

On Nov 17, Bloodshoot Records will release a compilation called While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years Of Bloodshot Records More

Jul 08, 2014

Andrew Bird teams up with The National's Matt Berninger for a haunting rendition of the English folk song "A Lyke Wake Dirge" for AMC's Revolutionary War drama Turn. More

Andrew Bird Announces New Album “Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…”

Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of Is Out June 3

May 28, 2014

Surprise—a new Andrew Bird album is on the way.  More

Andrew Bird Announces Tour

Handsome Family Covers Album Out June 3

May 12, 2014

Singer/songwriter Andrew Bird has announced plans for a brand new tour set through North America this summer.  More

Apr 23, 2014

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has announced a slate of concerts for its 2014 event, taking place June 26-July 6. More

Listen: Andrew Bird – “The Fake Headlines (New Pornographers Cover)”

Part of the Yellow Bird Project’s Good People Rock

Mar 24, 2014

Here’s a fun cover, Andrew Bird taking on The New Pornographers’ “The Fake Headlines.”  More

Nov 01, 2013

On Nov. 12 singer/songwriter Andrew Bird will release a brand new EP, I Want to See Pulaski at Night, his first batch of material since last year's Hands of Glory. More

Oct 18, 2013

For the past four years granola producers Nature's Valley have partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to raise money for important preservation efforts within the country's national parks. More

Photos from New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by David Redfern

Andrew Bird, Calexico, Band of Horses, BB King, and More

May 01, 2013

Legendary music photographer David Redfern was down at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival last weekend. We've just posted a gallery of Under the Radar-friendly artists who Redfern shot at the festival, including photos of CalexicoBand of Horses, and Andrew Bird. More

Dec 17, 2012

For the past several years Yo La Tengo have made it a tradition to take over the Hoboken music club Maxwell's for a series of hometown Hanukkah shows, regularly inviting special guests to make some fun performances. More

Andrew Bird Performs to an Empty Room On Letterman

Airs a Cover From New Album Hands of Glory

Oct 31, 2012

Letterman aired without an audience again last night (thanks Sandy!) and scheduled guests David Byrne and St. Vincent were forced to cancel. Enter replacement Andrew Bird. More

Stream Andrew Bird’s “Hands of Glory”

Companion Piece to Break It Yourself

Oct 23, 2012

For those still wondering what Andrew Bird sounds like playing "old-timey" music in a barn around a single microphone, you can finally get the full experience by streaming the violin virtuoso's new album Hands of Glory. More

Oct 16, 2012

On Saturday October 13, the Austin City Limits Music Festival continued in Austin, TX. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Check out his photos of Jack White, Father John Misty, Zola Jesus, Andrew Bird, Gotye, Caveman, Gardens & Villa, The Roots and Band of Skulls hereMore

Oct 09, 2012

At the end of the month Andrew Bird will release Hands of Glory, a companion piece to the artist's latest full-length Break It Yourself. More

Oct 01, 2012

In 2009 and 2010 violin virtuoso Andrew Bird engaged in a series of intimate solo shows during the holiday season titled "Gezelligheid." More

“Obama: First Indie Rock President?” Protest Article Tackles Musicians’ Support of Obama

Kevin Barnes, Jello Biafra, Andrew Bird, Carl Newman, Will Sheff, and Tom Morello Discuss Obama's First Term and Musician Involvement in the Election

Sep 26, 2012

In Under the Radar's Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now, we examine the intersection of music and politics. The issue includes an article titled "Barack Obama: The First Indie Rock President?" in which we talk to of Montreal's Kevin BarnesDead Kennedys' Jello BiafraAndrew BirdThe New Pornographers' Carl NewmanOkkervil River's Will Sheff, and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello about President Barack Obama's first term, and the erosion in support from musicians versus the 2008 election. More

Sep 24, 2012

As previously reported, this October Andrew Bird will be releasing Hands of Glory, an eight-song companion piece to this year's Break It Yourself. More

Under the Radar’s Protest Issue feat. Dan Deacon and Tegan & Sara covers hits newsstands next week!

Issue Also Features Ariel Pink, Passion Pit, Wild Nothing, Matthew Dear, Death Cab for Cutie, Janelle Monáe, Andrew Bird, The Drums, Tom Morello, Zola Jesus, Amanda Palmer, and much more

Aug 23, 2012

Under the Radar is pleased to share our election year Protest Issue for 2012, on newsstands next week, featuring two covers with Dan Deacon and Tegan and Sara. The issue features major stories on the music of Occupy and Gay musicians talking about current Queer issues. The issue is now available to buy in the digital/iPad format hereMore

Aug 23, 2012

Andrew Bird has announced "Hands of Glory," a companion piece to his latest album, "Break It Yourself." Due out October 30.


Check Out Photos from Day One of Outside Lands 2012 Including Beck and Reggie Watts

Plus Andrew Bird, Justice, Sharon Van Etten, Washed Out, White Denim, and more

Aug 13, 2012

Check out photos from Day One of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 10, 2012. The gallery includes photos of Andrw Bird,BeckDie AntwoordFitz & The TantrumsJusiceReggie WattsSharon Van Etten, Washed Out and White Denim. More

Jul 24, 2012

After dabbling in a bit of crafty animation for "Eyeoneye," Andrew Bird has returned with a music video for the Break It Yourself single "Give It Away." More

Jul 23, 2012

Last week, legendary folk troubadour Woody Guthrie would have turned 100, in honor of the of the occasion, current folk notables Andrew Bird and Wilco took up his mantle. More

May 30, 2012

For the music video of "Eyeoneye," the lead single off Andrew Bird's most recent album Break It Yourself, the whistling singer/songwriting finds himself exploring the realms of both inner and outer space in a cleverly stylized form. More

Watch: Andrew Bird Plays “Kimmel”

Performs "Eyeoneye" and "Give It Away"

May 01, 2012

Last night Andrew Bird stopped by the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform a few tracks from his latest album Break It Yourself. More

Andrew Bird Extends Summer Tour

Visiting Forecastle and Outside Lands

Apr 24, 2012

Andrew Bird has announced additional tour dates in support of his most recent LP Break It Yourself. More

Watch: Andrew Bird Stops By Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Juggles Instruments, Plays “Eyeoneye”

Mar 28, 2012

Last night, Andrew Bird graced the stage at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in support of excellent new album, Break it YourselfMore

Watch: Andrew Bird Visits “The Colbert Report”

Performs "Eyeoneye" and "Danse Caribe"

Mar 14, 2012

Last night Andrew Bird stopped by the set of The Colbert Report to help promote the release of his latest LP Break It Yourself. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

Watch: Andrew Bird – “Eyeoneye”

A Clip From Documentary Here’s What’s Happened

Mar 06, 2012

Alongside his newly released album Break it Yourself, violin/whistling champ Andrew Bird has released a documentary about the recording process called Here’s What’s Happened. More

Stream New Albums By Andrew Bird, The Magnetic Fields, White Rabbits

Listen to Break It Yourself, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, Milk Famous

Feb 27, 2012

NPR is now streaming the upcoming new albums of Andrew BirdThe Magnetic Fields, and White Rabbits. More

Feb 15, 2012

Before his latest album Break It Yourself sees release on March 6, singer/songwriter Andrew Bird has released two non-album cuts on a 7'' also entitled "Break It Yourself."  More

Jan 31, 2012

Over the course of the coming year UK newspaper The Guardian will be hosting a monthly concert series called "Sounds From a Room."  More

Listen: Andrew Bird - “Eyeoneye”

New Song From Break It Yourself

Jan 23, 2012

Andrew Bird has released the first preview to his upcoming new album Break It Yourself. More

Andrew Bird Unveils New Album Artwork, Tracklist

Break It Yourself Out March 6

Jan 09, 2012

As previously reported, singer/songwriter Andrew Bird will soon be releasing his next album Break it Yourself on March 6 via Mom + Pop Music.  More

Andrew Bird Announces New Album, Tour

Break It Yourself Out In March

Dec 06, 2011

Singer/songwriter, violinist, and whistling aficionado Andrew Bird has announced the release of his upcoming twelfth album entitled, Break It YourselfMore

Watch the Trailer for Andrew Bird: Fever Year

Limited Screening in Select Locations

Oct 26, 2011

The trailer for the music documentary about singer/songwriter Andrew Bird made its premier on the Internet yesterday. More

Listen: Andrew Bird - “Hospital”

First Glimpse at Composed Soundtrack

Sep 27, 2011

Last month we reported that Andrew Bird was composing the soundtrack to the upcoming indie flick NormanMore

Andrew Bird Composes a Film Score

Soundtrack Due Out October 11 Via Mom+Pop

Aug 18, 2011

On October 21 Norman—a quirky, dark high school comedy—opens in AMC theaters. Andrew Bird fans take note: while the high school kids fight cancer-related drama, they’ll be doing it to the refrains of an Bird-penned soundtrack. More

Aug 16, 2011

For those of you who are already stoked about Jason Segel's return-to-form Muppets movie this fall, NPR has recently begun streaming the entirety of the flick's tie-in tribute album, Muppets: The Green AlbumMore

Andrew Bird Documentary in the Works

Set to Debut at Vancouver International Film Festival

Aug 10, 2011

Andrew Bird may still at work on his follow-up to 2009’s Noble Beast—but come this September fans will be given a new material (of sorts). A documentary featuring Doctor Strings himself is set to premier September 29 at the Vancouver International Film Festival.


My Morning Jacket Cover The Muppets

“Our World” Covered for Muppets Tribute

Jul 12, 2011

My Morning Jacket have done a rendition of Muppets song "Our World" for an upcoming Muppets tribute album. More

Andrew Bird Flies off on Tour

Dates Begin June 10

May 05, 2011

Dr. Strings himself, Andrew Bird, is heading out on tour. We have the dates.  More

Andrew Bird to Perform Free Show in Brooklyn

Part of Celebrate Brooklyn!

Mar 10, 2011

On June 10 in Brooklyn, Bird as the word. Andrew Bird that is. We have the details.  More

Jan 17, 2011

Last night, Andrew Bird and comedian Zach Galifianakis performed at The Largo in Hollywood, CA. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. More

Dec 16, 2010

Last December’s "Gezelligheid" Chicago gig is available to the masses as part of Andrew Bird’s Fingerlings series. More

Andrew Bird Takes Flight On Brief Tour

Dates In Chicago, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Mexico City

Dec 14, 2010

In support of recently released instrumental album Useless Creatures, (previously packaged as a Noble Beast bonus disc) Andrew Bird is alighting on a brief tour. We have the dates.  More

Sep 20, 2010

Last year, Andrew Bird released Noble Beast—an album that, in its deluxe version included special instrumental disc, Useless Creatures. On October 25th, Useless Creatures is getting its own release, via Fat Possum.


Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller Team Up for Sonic Arboretum

Debuts August 5th at Guggenheim Museum’s Dark Sounds Series

Jun 28, 2010

Musician Andrew Bird and sculptor Ian Schneller have teamed up to develop Sonic Arboretum, as part of the Guggenheim Museum's summer concert series Dark Sounds debuting in New York on Thursday August 5th.  Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller's Sonic Arboretum is the second part of the series, which is a one-night performance with Bird's music. More

Mar 24, 2010

Newport's annual festival has just announced this year's line up. Amidst the traditionally folk line up are Under the Radar-friendly artists, Sharon Jones, Calexico, Andrew Bird, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and The Swell Season. We have the full line up. More

Nov 12, 2009

As anyone who's seen him live can attest, Andrew Bird is a master multi-tasker. Applying this to his life, the musician/whistler/artist is in the process of prepping a soundtrack, cover song, and an art show. All this in addition to a tour—with a twist. More

Oct 14, 2009

Still basking in the glow of summer memories of Bonnaroo? How about finding a little bit of that festival cheer in your Christmas stocking? Beginning December 15th, you’ll get your chance to make that dream a reality with a Live From Bonnaroo 2009 DVD. More

Andrew Bird’s The Swimming Hour Gets Deluxe Vinyl Treatment

2001 Album's Reissue Drops October 20th

Sep 10, 2009

Back in the day, or the early oughties, Andrew Bird had a capable backing band called Bowl of Fire. The band unofficially disbanded in 2003 but Bird's first three LPs featured their genre-shifting talents. The nearly flawless and very underappreciated The Swimming Hour was their third and final effort as a unit. Now Bird's self-dubbed "jukebox album" is being re-released October 20th, via Ryko. More

Aug 05, 2009

The Decemberists and Andrew Bird played a show in Portland, OR on July 18th. Photographer Michele Yamamoto was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos of The Decemberists here, and Andrew Bird here. More

St. Vincent to Tour Europe With Grizzly Bear

They Go Together Like a Fine Wine-Cheese Pairing

Aug 04, 2009

Despite their growing status outside of the indie rock intelligentsia, Grizzly Bear's and St. Vincent's astutely arranged pop songs have more in common with Stravinsky or Ravel than FM radio hits. Now the two Brooklyn heavyweights are combining their talents and bringing their delicate music to venues throughout Europe. Maybe next time North America. More

Andrew Bird Tours With St. Vincent

Duo Unite Through October

Jun 30, 2009

In what can be described as an appropriately quirky coupling, starting September 29th Andrew Bird and St. Vincent will be sharing a month-long stretch on the road. Preceded by a July 7th appearance by Bird on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, as well as several select shows with Death Cab For Cutie and the Decemberists, the joint venture will include a unique stop at a Portland, Maine high school auditorium. More


Apr 03, 2019

At the tail end of a long conversation about his music, Andrew Bird offers up the ideal summation of his artistic approach. The work is always and forever wrapped in optimism.  More


My Finest Work Yet

My Finest Work Yet

Loma Vista

Apr 03, 2019

How many artists could get away with calling an album My Finest Work Yet? Not very many, but whistler/violinist/songwriter Andrew Bird is definitely one of them.  More

Are You Serious

Are You Serious

Loma Vista

Apr 06, 2016

"Get out your dictionaries," Andrew Bird sings on the title song to his latest solo full-length, an apt line for someone whose lyrics often read like the New York Times crossword puzzle. Through his dozen-plus albums, Bird has used his verbosity as a shield, a way of keeping some distance from the listener.  More

Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…

Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…


Jun 18, 2014

That Andrew Bird has chosen to record an album entirely of Handsome Family covers will surprise very few. The Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist may not fit the profile of a natural iconoclast, but he's hardly known for playing things by the book. For the most part, he does whatever he feels like, whenever he feels like it. More

Andrew Bird at the Largo, Hollywood, CA

January 17th, 2013

Jan 20, 2013

Andrew Bird will always be the kind of musician that it is necessary to see live multiple times. An adroit improviser, the paint seems to be perpetually wet on his compositions. As a result, depending on his mood, surroundings, or even the way the wind is blowing, Bird is likely to deliver a drastically different performance every single night. More

Hands of Glory

Hands of Glory

Mom + Pop

Oct 26, 2012

All his rock posturing, live sampling, and Doctor Seussian linguistics has failed to hide one simple fact: violinist Andrew Bird is a folkie. Released as a chaser to this year's earlier, chilled-out effort Break It Yourself, Hands of Glory sees Bird in his natural habitat, a child of the soil rather than the stage. More

Coachella Recap Day 2: Radiohead, Andrew Bird, tUnE-yArDs, Destroyer and More

April 15th, 2012

Apr 17, 2012

The strongest line-up of the three-day set, Saturday’s highlights included: Andrew BirdDestroyerBon Iver, and some band called Radiohead


Break It Yourself

Break It Yourself

Mom + Pop

Mar 05, 2012

Welcome to Andrew Bird's nineth solo outingan album of surprisingly unfussy folk compositions augmented with his trademark layers of violins, slurred vocals, and multi-octave whistling.  More

Andrew Bird at the Largo, Hollywood, CA

January 16th, 2011

Jan 18, 2011

Introduced by comedian Zach Galifanakis—who opened the show by road testing some hilariously, awkward new jokes—Andrew Bird took the stage at the Largo on Sunday night, hair, and scarf flying. More