Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird releases video for song “Bloodless”

Andrew Bird has shared a new song called “Bloodless and it arrived with a new music video directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin. Watch the black and white video. The video’s caption is:

We find ourselves in a cold civil war. Everyone is playing their part too well. Certain actors are reaping power and wealth from divisiveness. Echoes of the Spanish civil war when fascists and clergy win because they put up a united front against the individualistic and principled (yet scattered) left. We can turn this ship around but need to step back and be honest with ourselves about what’s happening while it’s still relatively bloodless.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Trouble – Girl Ray

2. Do You Wanna Live – Los Porcos

3. Roma Fade – Andrew Bird

4. I Wanna Prove to You – The Lemon Twigs

5. The Light – EZTV

6. Edge of Town – Middle Kids

7. Ivy League Circus – George Voidwell

8. Lady’s In Trouble With the Law – LA Priest

9. If I Could Find You (Eternity) – The Holy Drug Couple

10. Tears of Joy – Slow Club

11. Water – Jamaican Queens

12. Hometown – Haley Bonar

13. White Gloves – Khruangbin

14. Honey, I’m Home – Mini Mansions

15. Holy Roller – Thao & The Get Down

16. Fanfare – Magic City Hippies

17. The Sound – Human Highway

18. Just A Memory – Dirty Art Club

19. Pains – Silk Rhodes

20. The River – Son Little

Watch Andrew Bird and Fiona Apple perform “Left Handed Kisses” on “Ellen”

Andrew Bird was the musical guest on the episode of “Ellen” today. He was accompanied by Fiona Apple for a performance of “Left Handed Kisses,” their song together from Bird’s upcoming album Are You Serious. Watch their performance below as well as his upcoming tour dates. Are You Serious is set to be out April 1st.

Andrew Bird:

03-29 Savannah, GA – Savannah Music Festival
03-30 Nashville, TN – The Ryman *
04-01 Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
04-02 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle *
04-04 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory *
04-05 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
04-07 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre #
04-08 New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
04-09 Boston, MA – Citi Wang Theatre *
04-11 Montreal, Quebec – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre *
04-13 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall *
04-14 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre *
04-15 Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion *
04-16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
04-18 Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater $
04-19 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue $
04-21 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland $
04-22 St. Louis, MO – The The Pageant $
04-30 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
05-02 Edinburgh, Scotland – Queen’s Hall
05-03 Manchester, England – Cathedral
05-04 London, England – Roundhouse
05-06 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
05-08 Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royale
05-09 Paris, France – Trianon
05-13 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park !
05-14 Los Angeles, CA – Ace Theatre !
05-15 Los Angeles, CA – Ace Theatre !
05-16 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic !
05-18 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall !
05-19 Seattle, WA – The Showbox !
05-21 Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum Theatre !
05-23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot !
05-24 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

Andrew Bird announces new album Are You Serious featuring Fiona Apple, shares “Capsized”

Andrew Bird has announced his latest album, Are You Serious. This is the follow-up to his experimental album last year, Echolocations: Canyon and it will arrive April 1 via Loma Vista. It features “Capsized,” a new track he debuted on “Conan” last night and collaborations withFiona Apple and Blake Mills. Listen to the studio recorded song and the tracklisting below.

The Deluxe edition of the album will include “Shoulder Mountain” and “Pulaski,” two tracks that will not appear on the standard version. (They will be packaged in an album bundle as a separate 7″.) Bird is selling a deluxe box set containing the LP, 7″, and the exclusive Are We Not Burning? The Devolution of Capsized 10″ as well which will feature four unheard tracks (and a “Sound City version” of “Capsized”). The box set will include a 64-page book with artwork for each song on the album.

This morning, Bird spoke about the album with NPR on “All Songs Considered.” Check out his interview here.

Bird has been scoring “Baskets,” Zach Galifanakis’ new FX show about an aspiring clown.

Are You Serious:

01 Capsized
02 Roma Fade
03 Truth Lies Low
04 Puma
05 Chemical Switches
06 Left Handed Kisses
07 Are You Serious
08 Saints Preservus
09 The New Saint Jude
10 Valleys Of The Young
11 Bellevue
12 Shoulder Mountain *
13 Pulaski *

* deluxe edition only

Are We Not Burning? The Devolution of Capsized:

01 Trimmed and Burning
02 Venetian Bedmaker
03 Dying Beds
04 Jackson Bedmaker
05 Capsized – Sound City Version

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. For Emma – Bon Iver

2. Glory – Radical Face

3. Stay Alive – José González

4. Passion Play – William Fitzsimmon

5. For A Nightengale – Fionn Regan

6. I Don’t Know – Lisa Hannigan

7. Love No Less Worthy – J. Tillman

8. Charlie Darwin – The Low Anthem

9. The Story I Heard – Blind Pilot

10. Orange Sky – Alexi Murdoch

11. To Be Alone With You – Joshua James

12. Mr. Pitiful – Matt Costa

13. Giant of Illinois – Andrew Bird

14. You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

15. Better Than Love – Griffin House

16. Relator – Pete Yorn, Scarlett Johansson

17. Quiet Town – Josh Rouse

18. Out On A Limb – Joseph Arthur

19. I Was Just Thinking – Teitur

20. Drifting – Tina Dico