On Tuesday night at the 9:30 Club, opening band Patrick Watson once again begged the question What the hell are they putting in the water in Montreal, and where can I get some? Watson recently released Adventures in Your Own Backyard, an album that makes you want to lay on the floor in the dark and ponder really important things. He and his band were the perfect lead-in for the similarly-situated Andrew Bird, and if you were to listen to the collective slower works from both artists in an infinite loop, you may be on your floor for a month. But once you got up you’d probably understand quantum physics.
In which a lady joins the crew, Andre dons a cape, and we talk about new releases from Andrew Bird, Yellow Ostrich, Whirr, Pond and THE BOSS.
So grab a seat, grab a beer and strap in because honestly, what could be better than listening to a bunch of morons sit around and talk about music for an hour or so?
Sounds Like: A lost session from Phil Spector's studios made by a guy with a thesaurus THIIIIIIS big; fired up indie-pop done right
Why you should care: Andrew Bird has consistently knocked it out of the park. This time around is no exception.
Beginning with 2005's Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs, violinist, multi-instrumentalist and whistler extraordinaire Andrew Bird has fairly dominated, or at the very least carved out his own special niche, of the indie-pop landscape. Chock full of mutated arrangements and some fairly cosmic whistling, what made Eggs stand was the astonishing number of impossibly catchy hooks. And just like that, it was clear that not only was Bird a master of writing music, but he was a master of writing a song.