Oh happy day! After the Handsome Furs came and left, we didn’t think we’d be hit by another act we’d look forward to so gleefully so soon. But now our sources at Split! have told us that – barring any weird visa issues/sudden changes in show regulations – ANDREW BIRD will be heading here in late January 2010. YES!
For those of you who haven’t heard Andrew Bird, we strongly suggest you hit up his discography now. Armchair Apocrypha was one of our favorite albums of 2007. While there seems to be no way to listen to tracks from that album online legally, you can check out this archive for live Andrew Bird recordings.
Or just trust us – The guy is insanely talented. Not that we need someone to throw us bells and whistles for us to like their music, but well… he can play bells and he can whistle and work magic on the violin, guitar, mandolin and glockenspiel too. And we’ll be looking forward to hearing it all when he gets here.
1/26 – Singapore (The Esplanade)
1/27 – Hong Kong (Grappas)
1/29 – Shanghai (Zhijiang Dream Factory) <-- THAT'S US! 1/30 - Beijing (Mao Livehouse)Video is “Eugene” by Andrew Bird