Listen to the Album Before the Show

bird.jpgRecently, I alerted you to River City Books’ ever-increasing stockpile of great music CDs. I was browsing the selection today and noticed that they are carrying the great new album by indie sensation Andrew Bird, who will soon play at First Ave. (7 p.m., Friday, May 11).

The name of the album is Armchair Apocrypha, which is his first solo album without longtime collaborators Kevin O’Connell and Nora O’Connor. Recorded by the Chicago-based performer in Minneapolis with a cadre of local musicians, this has to be one of his finest efforts. That’s not just my opinion. The critics agree:

Rolling Stone: “His spooky croon and magisterial whistle — build into one heady, slippery whole …”

Spin: “[T]his stream-of-consciousness head trip blends tricky, delicious melodies and slippery lyrics, yet never lapses into annoyingly smug artiness.”

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