Bundled with the ticket I bought to Andrew Bird’s May 12th show at Auditorium Theatre, my digital download to his new album Break it Yourself arrived in my inbox today – one whole day before it comes out. Suck it hipsters. (To be fair, any good hipster downloaded it when it leaked like three weeks ago.)
If you’re not quite as cool as the hipsters or myself, don’t fret; you can stream the whole thing for free on NPR’s First Listen:
I still need to absorb it a bit more but after the first few spins, I like it better than his last effort Noble Beast.
Tickets haven’t sold out for his Chicago show in May if you haven’t got yours yet. Mucca Pazza is opening, whom if you haven’t seen, is quite a spectacle. They’re like a 20 piece marching band with world music and all sorts of odd influences that you need to see for yourself to understand.