as published on Wireless Bollinger
When has indie music resembled a symphony? Well it did on October 7th, when Andrew Bird and his band played the Hiro Ballroom in Manhattan. By layering disparate musical elements (from percussive plucking of his electric violin, to the revving of Jeremy Ylvisaker’s electric guitar, Bird’s sweet whistling, the handclaps, the xylophone, the gloceknspiel...) Bird has created his own genre of music. And as good as it sounds on an album (with a new one due out in January), the total effect is best when the music is live. read more!