An Interview with Andrew Bird
By Rennie Sparks of The Handsome Family
Congratulations, Andrew, on the new record! The many instruments and voic- es on this album glide in and out of the music so naturally that it’s easy to imagine the recording took place in some hypnagogic state in which the entire band was completely attuned to the music of the spheres. Who else plays on the record? Was it all as effortless as it sounds?
This is the first time I’ve trusted a group of musicians to just play what they hear and use our collective instincts. The session that yielded this record was to be no more than a week-long rehearsal ... READ MORE