ANDREW BIRD UNVEILS TRACK LIST, ALBUM COVER, SECOND VIDEO PEAK AT BREAK IT YOURSELF

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Andrew Bird’s much-anticipated twelfth album, Break It Yourself, is due March 6 on Mom + Pop; please see below for a track listing. Produced by Bird, the album was recorded at his barn in Western Illinois near the banks of the Mississippi River. Break It Yourself follows Bird’s 2009 full length release Noble Beast, which was hailed as his “most instantly inviting album by far” by the Los Angeles Times while Rolling Stone praised him for “fusing…emotive indie rock with the chamber-music experimentalism of his early recordings.”
Bird will celebrate the release of Break It Yourself with a North American tour set to kick off in Texas in mid-March; please see below for a list of dates. Concert tickets are now available via major ticket outlets. All concert tickets are bundled with a unique musical package including a redemption code to download Break It Yourself upon release date. Ticket purchasers will also receive a download of Fake Conversations, a live EP culled from Bird’s fall 2011 tour, and a second souvenir live EP from the 2012 tour this coming spring. U.S. fans who don’t live in upcoming tour markets will be able to buy the album/live EP bundle as part of a standalone pre-order as well. Break It Yourself will also be available in a deluxe edition vinyl package with details to come shortly. A new video previewing the album can be seen at http://andrewbird.net.

Chicago-based film score composer, multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and gypsy music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop. Since beginning his recording career in 1997 he has released 11 albums, his first solo record Weather Systems coming in 2003. Bird has gone on to record with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Most recently Bird composed his first ever film score for the movie Norman (hailed as “a probing, thoughtful score” by The New York Times; available now on Mom + Pop), contributed to the soundtrack of The Muppets and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation at New York’s Guggenheim Museum and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Tracklist:
1. Desperation Breeds…
2. Polynation
3. Danse Caribe
4. Give it Away
5. Eyeoneye
6. Lazy Projector
7. Near Death Experience Experience
8. Behind the Barn
9. Lusitania
10. Orpheo Looks Back
11. Sifters
12. Fatal Shore
13. Hole in the Ocean Floor
14. Belles

Tour Dates:
January 12 Hawaii Theatre Honolulu, HI
March 15 Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX*
March 16 The Howlin’ Wolf New Orleans, LA*
March 17 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA*
March 19 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN*
March 20 Southern Theatre Columbus, OH*
March 22 The Pageant St. Louis, MO*
March 23 The Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO*
March 24 Riverside Theater Milwaukee, WI*
April 9 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA†
April 10 The Vogue Vancouver, BC†
April 11 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, OR†
April 13 Fox Theater Oakland, CA†
April 18 Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ†
April 19 Lensic Performing Arts Center Santa Fe, NM†
April 20 Rialto Theater Tucson, AZ†
May 3 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA‡
May 4 Beacon Theatre New York, NY‡
May 5 Beacon Theatre New York, NY§
May 6 House of Blues Boston, MA‡
May 8 9:30 Club Washington, DC‡
May 9 Ramshead Live Baltimore, MD‡
May 10 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI**
May 12 Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL**
* with Eugene Mirman
† with Laura Marling
‡ with Patrick Watson
§ with Tift Merritt
** with Mucca Pazza

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