Thursday, September 15, 2011

I Think You Should Know Thursday

This Thursday the artist who I think you should know is Andrew Bird an American singer/song writer with an amazing voice and a penchant for whistling. Even more exciting, he is coming to perform at my university so needless to say I will be going.
I like Andrew Bird for his mellow sound (that seems to be a theme with a lot of the music I like) and quirky lyrics. He's almost like Bon Iver in that he chooses words for how they sound lyrically, rather than the sense they make.
"Fake Palindromes"  is an example of that. Lyrically it doesn't make the most sense, but it sounds beautiful with the rising instrumentation in the beginning and great use of percussion.
"And she's got red lipstick and a bright pair of shoes
And she's got knee high socks, what to cover a bruise
She's got an old death kit she's been meaning to use
She's got blood in her eyes, in her eyes for you
She's got blood in her eyes for you"
"Nervous Tick Motion of the Head to the Left" I like because of Andrew's characteristic use of whistling and because every time you hear it you can't help but dance by moving your head a small degree to the left.
"Barely alive we cover the blisters in flannel
Though the words we speak are banal
Now one of them's a lie
Now one of them's a lie
You're what happens when two substances collide
And by all accounts you really should have died"

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