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Andrew Bird preps new LP, announces release shows (watch “Sisyphus” video)


Andrew Bird will release his new album, which he calls My Finest Work Yet, on March 22 via Loma Vista. The album was recorded live to tape, with piano playing a strong role this time around. They’ve just released the video for new single “Sisyphus,” which does indeed feature some (paper mache) boulder pushing, shot in the misty mountains outside L.A. “We shot this video after a storm system moved through Los Angeles and there was a strange mist wisping through the mountains,” says Bird. “I had an acute panic attack as I was standing on the edge of a thousand-foot precipice wearing this giant head mounted on a baseball helmet.” He adds, “The more extreme shots were handled by my stunt double, pro-climber Sterling Taylor.” If you’re wondering about Andrew’s look in the video (see above), he says, “I wanted the whistle melody to be this glorious wind in your hair rock n roll moment like a scene from Easy Rider thus the Dennis Hopper wig. The idea was to have a whole spin class on a flatbed truck, but I think this captures that sense of futility.” Watch the video below.

To celebrate the new album, Andrew is doing two-night stands in Los Angeles (March 7 & 8 at Largo), Chicago (April 2 & 3 at Green Mill) and Brooklyn (April 8 & 9 at National Sawdust). Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday, February 8 at 10 AM local time.

Andrew’s got other tour dates as well, including a European run in June. All dates are listed below.

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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 – 2019 Tour Dates
FEB 8, 2019 – FEB 10, 2019 – GroundUP Music Festival – Miami, FL
MAR 7, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo
MAR 8, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo
APR 2, 2019 – The Green Mill – Chicago, IL
APR 3, 2019 – The Green Mill – Chicago, IL
APR 8, 2019 – National Sawdust – Brooklyn, NY
APR 9, 2019 – National Sawdust – Brooklyn, NY
JUN 12, 2019 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, England
JUN 13, 2019 – Barbican – London, England
JUN 14, 2019 – Le Trianon – Paris, France
JUN 17, 2019 – Handelsbeurs – Ghent, Belgium
JUN 18, 2019 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
JUN 19, 2019 – Funkhaus – Berlin, Germany
JUN 20, 2019 – Bremen Theatre – Copenhagen, Denmark
JUN 21, 2019 – JUN 23, 2019 – Minuit Avant la Nuit – Amiens, France
JUN 24, 2019 – Summer Nostos Festival – Athens, Greece

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