"How ‘bout some credit now where credit is due"
It's been almost two years now since the last Andrew Bird album and almost the same amount of time since he came to England to play live. Don't start getting a semi on though, his agent says he has no plans to come to the UK till late Summer. However, drop your pants this instant as his album is due out on Monday 2nd February through Bella Union in the UK. It comes as a 2CD Deluxe album or bog standard 1CD for normal everyday civilians who turn there nose up at paying an extra £4.00 for a cardboard slip case and some live tracks (oops!!).
The artwork is by a company called The Tiny Aviary, who are illustrators for the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History. Isn't that nice?
For those who suffer from must have or know-it-all syndrome you can listen to the album in its entirety care of NPR who are some sort of interweb geeks.
Click here to listen in full.
Fingers crossed we won't be hearing Andrew Bird on any forthcoming Michael Palin BBC adverts this year. Here's a reminder of the song that they didn't ruin by playing 18,000 times a day before and after Eastenders.