Saturday, 7 April 2012

Break It Yourself

Artist: Andrew Bird
Album: Break It Yourself
Release Date: 5/3/2012

Familiar but lovely, as always

Andrew Bird's familiar concoction of whistling, violins and acoustics is, of course, rooted at the heart of his 6th LP "Break It Yourself", but that's not to say there isn't room for diversity or some well constructed moments of wonder. "Danse Caribe" mutates from humble beginnings as a slow- picked Van Morisson- esque tune to a full- on violin- orientated hoe- down. Meanwhile "EyeonEye" has walls of cascading tremolo guitar picking and resonates as the album's most electric moment. There's a disappointingly mediocre duet with St. Vincent's Annie Clarke, but there are a handful of bright melodies here that make up for it.

Download: EyeonEye
For Fans Of: Beirut, Van Morisson, Vampire Weekend


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