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And we’re back again with #9!
Continuing the trend of albums from 2012(as well as more of my Andrew Bird section), here we have his album “Break It Yourself”. Considered to be one of my top albums of the past year at the #2 spot(along with companion piece “Hands of Glory”), this album has a little bit of everything. The acoustic folk textures Bird is so well known for, the electric inclusions(as seen on “Armchair Apocrypha” only more squared down here), and more of that ever-brilliant violin playing of course. Throw in a guest spot from St Vincent on “Lusitania” and brilliant songs like “Lazy Projector”, “Eyeoneye”, “Give It Away”, “Hole In The Ocean Floor” and “Desperation Breeds”, and there’s still no reason to state any other thought but brilliance. And still one of the best that last year had to offer. 

And we’re back again with #9!

Continuing the trend of albums from 2012(as well as more of my Andrew Bird section), here we have his album “Break It Yourself”. Considered to be one of my top albums of the past year at the #2 spot(along with companion piece “Hands of Glory”), this album has a little bit of everything. The acoustic folk textures Bird is so well known for, the electric inclusions(as seen on “Armchair Apocrypha” only more squared down here), and more of that ever-brilliant violin playing of course. Throw in a guest spot from St Vincent on “Lusitania” and brilliant songs like “Lazy Projector”, “Eyeoneye”, “Give It Away”, “Hole In The Ocean Floor” and “Desperation Breeds”, and there’s still no reason to state any other thought but brilliance. And still one of the best that last year had to offer. 

And, for my last song of the night it doesn’t require much. It doesn’t have vocals and it isn’t that long, but it’s still sweet and it’s a nice mellow way to hopefully be the night cap to your evening and send you off to happy dreams. 

This is Andrew Bird with the closer instrumental “Bellies” off his new album Break It Yourself, and may it prove as lovingly palatable to you as it is to me. Goodnight until next time everybody. 

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Andrew Bird: “Eyeoneye”

The lead single off Andrew Bird’s 7th solo studio record, Break It Yourself, is here with a few nods to “Wall of Sound” production (via his Mississippi River-side barn), a trademark avian whistle solo, and rousing arrangement that builds on the promise of live previews we’ve heard from the March 6 set. Give “Eyeoneye” a spin above, while copies can be pre-ordered or picked up in exchange for concert tickets over on his site.

This is very very good.