ANDREW BIRD’S NEW ALBUM MY FINEST WORK YET OUT TODAY

PREMIERES “MANIFEST” VIDEO

MY FINEST WORK YET TOUR WITH YOLA, MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, CHICANO BATMAN AND MORE

“Andrew Bird unspools an ambitious take on the circle of life” –Rolling Stone

“Singer songwriter hits his peak” –Q Magazine

“My Finest Work Yet, taps into a vibrant, labyrinthine inner world of heady emotion…and brilliant songwriting.” –Consequence of Sound

“Blending themes of politics and modern science into his fashion of storytelling, My Finest Work Yet is a true tour de force.” –Exclaim!

Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andrew Bird’s new album My Finest Work Yet is out today on Loma Vista Recordings—listen/purchase here.

Along with the new album, Bird is premiering an animated video by Andrea Nakhla for “Manifest” today—watch here.

Bird is also sharing the details of his forthcoming My Finest Work Yet tour that will find him on an expansive run of North American dates. Bird will be joined by a variety of guests including Yola, Meshell Ndegeocello, Hiss Golden Messenger, Chicano Batman, Madison Cunningham, Tift Merritt, and a co-headline date in Boston with Calexico and Iron & Wine. See below for full details.

My Finest Work Yet was produced by Paul Butler and recorded live to tape at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Single “Bloodless” set the tone of the project for Bird, he explains, “I’m interested in the idea that our enemies are what makes us whole.” The lyrics are direct and risk-taking, cutting to the quick of what’s happening in our world. Meanwhile, piano plays a strong role on these songs and most of the melodies are tinged with a gospel-jazz-60s soul. Bird was joined on the album by producer Paul Butler, Tyler Chester on piano and organs, Madison Cunningham on vocals, Alan Hampton on bass, Blake Mills on guitar, Ted Poor on drums, plus Abraham Rounds on drums and Mike Viola on guitar on “Archipelago.”

For more information, please contact Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


MY FINEST WORK YET TRACK LIST
1. Sisyphus
2. Bloodless
3. Olympians
4. Cracking Codes
5. Fallorun
6. Archipelago
7. Proxy War
8. Manifest
9. Don the Struggle
10. Bellevue Bridge Club

 

ANDREW BIRD LIVE
*—with Madison Cunningham
†—with Tift Merritt
‡—with Chicano Batman
§—with Yola
**—Co-headline with Calexico and Iron & Wine
††—with Meshell Ndegeocello
‡‡—with Hiss Golden Messenger

April 2 /// Chicago, IL /// Green Mill
April 3 /// Chicago, IL /// Green Mill
April 8 /// New York, NY /// National Sawdust
April 9 /// New York, NY /// National Sawdust
May 31 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Emerge
June 3 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Wiltern*
July 11 /// Asheville, NC /// Highland Brewing Company‡‡
July 12 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium‡‡
July 13 /// Raleigh, NC /// North Carolina Museum of Art†
July 14 /// Louisville, KY /// Forecastle Festival
July 16 /// Chicago, IL /// Chicago Theatre*
September 13 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Roxian Theatre‡
September 14 /// Washington, DC /// The Anthem‡
September 16 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Fillmore‡
September 17 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Kings Theatre‡
September 18 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Steel‡
September 20 /// North Adams, MA /// FreshGrass Music Festival
September 21 /// Boston, MA /// Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion**
September 23 /// Toronto, ON /// Danforth Music Hall
September 24 /// Cleveland, OH /// Masonic Auditorium
September 25 /// Detroit, MI /// Masonic Temple Theatre
September 26 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Riverside Theater
September 27 /// St. Paul, MN /// Palace Theatre
October 17 /// Vancouver, BC /// Vogue Theatre††
October 18 /// Portland, OR /// Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall††
October 19 /// Seattle, WA /// Paramount Theatre††
October 21 /// Davis, CA /// Mondavi Center††
October 22 /// Oakland, CA /// Fox Theater††
October 24 /// San Diego, CA /// House of Blues§
October 26 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The Van Buren§
October 28 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// The Jones Assembly§
October 29 /// Dallas, TX /// AT&T Pac Annette Strauss Stage§
October 30 /// Austin, TX /// Stubb’s§
November 1 /// New Orleans, LA /// Civic Theatre
November 2 /// Atlanta, GA /// The Tabernacle

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