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

Are You Serious Due Out April 1 via Loma Vista

Feb 26, 2016 Andrew Bird Bookmark and Share

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.

Bird commented on the collaboration in a press release: “My inclination was to write a song about why I can’t write a simple love song. The song began as an internal dialogue. At first it was just my voice. Then another voice came creeping in and I thought ‘this should be a duet if I can find the right person.’ I needed to find someone really indicting. She was totally committed. The session was a long whiskey-fueled night - unhinged, for sure. All worth it, of course. I can’t write simple love songs. People are complex.”

There’s a video for the song directed by Phil Andelman on the way. Deluxe editions of Are You Serious include two bonus tracks and there is a deluxe box set version that includes a 7-inch, as well as a 10-inch entitled Are We Not Burning? The Devolution of Capsized that includes four bonus tracks and a Sound City version of “Capsized.” Additionally he’s been scoring Baskets, Zach Galifanakis’ new comedy series for FX. Finally, he has a bunch of tour dates in the offering and $1 for every ticket sold is donated to Everytown for Gun Violence, “an organization that works to end gun violence to build safer communities.” The list of dates is below.

Andrew Bird Tour Dates:

Feb 26 - Amsterdam, NL - Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ
Feb 27 - Rotterdam, NL - De Doelen
Feb 28 - Groningen, NL - De Oosterpoort
Mar 29 Savannah, GA - Savannah Music Festival
Mar 30 - Nashville, TN - The Ryman
April 1 - Knoxville, TN - Big Ears Festival
April 2 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
April 4 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
April 5 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
April 7 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
April 8 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
April 9 - Boston, MA - Citi Wang Theatre
April 11 - Montreal, QC - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
April 13 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
April 14 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
April 15 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavillion
April 16 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
April 18 - Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater
April 19 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
April 21 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
April 22 - St. Louis, MO - The The Pageant
April 30 - Dublin, IRE - Vicar Street
May 2 - Edinburgh, UK - Queen’s Hall
May 3 - Manchester, UK - Cathedral
May 4 - London, UK - Roundhouse
May 6 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
May 8 - Brussels, BE - Cirque Royale
May 9 - Paris, FR - Trianon
May 13 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
May 14 Los Angeles, CA - Ace Theatre
May 15 Los Angeles, CA - Ace Theatre
May 16 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
May 18 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
May 19 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
May 21 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
May 23 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
May 24 Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre


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