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Andrew Bird’s Anoanimal

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One of the reasons I love Andrew Bird’ performances is that he lets you follow along as he layers together his complex sound, piece-by-piece.   He just posted a video for his tune Anonanimal on his website, letting you deconstruct his process and witness the song’s evolution.


I’m also really looking forward to grabbing the limited edition Noble Beast Deluxe Edition, which comes with the instrumental album, Useless Creatures–recorded with Todd Sickafoose and Wilco’s Glenn Kotche–as well as illustrations by the awesome Chicago artist, Diana Sudyka.



Written by gregorymercer

January 26, 2009 at 9:07 am

Posted in inspiration, music

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  1. when does the deluxe version come out? I’ve read him talking about the instrumental version a lot


    January 26, 2009 at 11:23 am

  2. it was originally slated for january 20th, so i believe it’s available now. i got it through his site and it seems like it’s in stock and on it’s way.


    January 26, 2009 at 11:32 am

  3. Hey Greg,

    Shannon,my fiance, worked on the stop motion animation for the music video song. Did you get a chance to see him in Millenium park last summer ?



    April 17, 2010 at 11:34 am

    • Hey Jeremy, that animation is really a nice piece of work. So cool to know that Shannon was a part of that. I didn’t see him in the park last year, but I’ve seen him a couple times this year, including a show at the 4th Presbyterian Church downtown, which was a really great show. Hope you’re well.


      May 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

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