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Wednesday, March 7 2012

Behind the Barn: An Interview with Andrew Bird

He whistled his way through The Muppets, soundtracked the film Norman, and has now selfishly recorded his own new effort Break It Yourself on a farm in Western Illinois. Welcome to the wonderful world of Andrew Bird, who gives PopMatters a guided tour through it.

Wednesday, April 14 2010

People Said It Was Impossible: An Interview with Dosh

Loop-master Martin Dosh is releasing his latest full-length, Tommy, this week. PopMatters talks to Dosh and some of the album's contributors (including Andrew Bird) about his unique creative process and the benefits of collaboration with other artists

Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best 60 Albums of 2009

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.

Wednesday, April 13 2005

The Mysterious Production of Songs: An Interview with Andrew Bird

The songwriter gets into the songwriting process, the bigger crowds, and the need to suffer.


Monday, February 3 2014

Andrew Bird: I Want to See Pulaski at Night

Avant-garde even by Andrew Bird's standards, the meandering, mostly instrumental I Want to See Pulsaski at Night is gorgeous but empty.

Sunday, October 28 2012

Andrew Bird: Hands of Glory

Hands of Glory might not stand alone as a release without the context provided by Break It Yourself, but it nevertheless serves as a testament to how capable and creative Bird can be when he’s dialed in.

Sunday, March 25 2012

SXSW Music 2012 Recap: Andrew Bird + Alejandro Escovedo and Friends

Andrew Bird was a fitting conclusion to the NPR showcase and Alejandro Escovedo's closing party is an annual highlight of SXSW.

Monday, March 5 2012

Andrew Bird: Break It Yourself

Andrew Bird is one of the great pop visionaries of the past decade, but, for the second album in a row, it sounds like he's still trying to figure out his next step.

Thursday, January 12 2012

Andrew Bird's 'Sonic Arboretum': 21 December 2011 - Chicago

Never have I felt the vibrations of a violin encompass a room or nor have I been in the middle of a three-dimensional field of sound that arrived at your ears from all directions.


Monday, February 24 2014

Winter 2014 New Music Playlist

Seventeen new songs with notes to chase away the winter blahs.

Wednesday, June 27 2012

Andrew Bird Kicks Off a Packed Touring Schedule in July

Andrew Bird has been super busy this year plugging his new album, Break It Yourself, which has him playing dates from July through October. Bird

Friday, January 8 2010

Andrew Bird: 15.Dec.09 - Chicago

All along Bird was tied up in his art, swaying with each pull of the bow and pluck of a string. In a nearly seamless fashion he added loops to create additional tones and melodies.

Thursday, January 29 2009

Andrew Bird - "Fitz & Dizzyspells" live (video)

Andrew Bird dropped by the David Letterman show Tuesday night to strum his guitar and whistle his way through this track off Noble Beast. Mehan

Tuesday, September 9 2008

Andrew Bird - 3 September 2008: Chicago, Priztker Pavilion

Words by Chris Catania and pictures by Colleen Catania.


Wednesday, October 3 2012

Andrew Bird is flying high with a musical career built from scratch

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Among the modest breakthroughs in the unobvious pop career of Andrew Bird was a journey to New Orleans to record with the famed

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