Details for multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Andrew Bird’s next album are out: the upcoming release, entitled Noble Beast, is set to come out January 27th from Fat Possum Records.Details for multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Andrew Bird’s next album are out: the upcoming release, entitled Noble Beast, is set to come out January 27th from Fat Possum Records.
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Bird mentioned the record in a June 21st blog post for the New York Time’s “Measure for Measure.” “I listened to my record recently,” he wrote, “and I’m concerned about how much I like it.” The feeling brought up slight fear of complacency, Bird said, adding that “it worries me because what I love about songwriting is that there is no guaranteed formula for success.” Regardless of his fears, it fans should be in for some interesting surprises with the new album. To this effect, Bird’s expressed his desire throughout the recording process to “leave room for serendipitous moments,” stating that “I always wanted to hear how things didn’t go according to plan.”
Until the January release of Noble Beast, fans can check out Bird’s new live album, which is available through his website. The album, called Live in Montreal, was recorded with a backing band of Martin Dosh and Jeremy Ylvisaker at the city’s La Tulipe in September 2007. Also, Bird is currently on a U.S. tour which will wrap up October 20th in Los Angeles. Track listings for Noble Beast and tour dates are listed below.
1 Oh No
3 Fitz and the Dizzyspells
7 Not a Robot, But a Ghost
9 Natural Disaster
12 On Ho!
Upcoming tour dates:
10-06 New York, NY – Hiro Ballroom
10-07 New York, NY – Hiro Ballroom
10-07 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (“Barack Rock”)
10-08 Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall (solo show)
10-09 Albany, NY – The Egg (solo show)
10-10 Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre (solo show)
10-19 Los Angeles, CA – Largo at The Coronet (solo show) 10-20 Los Angeles, CA – Largo at The Coronet (solo show)