Monday, March 12, 2012
Earworm Of The Week: Andrew Bird
Though technically not a Minnesotan, the Windy City's Andrew Bird spends enough time in the Twin Cities to considered an honorary resident. Bird's delightful hybrid of string instrumentation, wistful vocals, and intermittent whistling lend an old-world sound to lyrics that are wise beyond Bird's 38 years.
Bird, who has released previous albums on both Fat Possum and Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe labels, was recently signed to Mom+Pop, with whom he scored the soundtrack for the indie film Norman and released his latest full-length Break It Yourself.
This video, for Bird's song Danse Caribe, was filmed by MPLS.TV at The Sound Gallery, which is owned by Jacob Grun, a forthcoming guest on our show!
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- Erica Rivera