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Andrew Bird announces new album, Are You Serious, featuring Fiona Apple and Blake Mills

Plus, hear the studio version of lead single "Capsized"

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    Last night, Andrew Bird debuted a groovy rocker called “Capsized” on Conan. Turns out the single is off his brand new album: Are You Serious, his first LP of original music since 2012’s Hands of Glory, arrives on April 1st through Loma Vista.

    Are You Serious spans 11 tracks, with titles such as “Roma Fade”, “Chemical Switches”, and “The New Saint Jude”. According to NPR.com, the singer-songwriter is joined by Blake Mills on guitar, Ted Poor on drums, and Alan Hampton on bass; Fiona Apple also contributes, “playing a romantic in a duet with Bird the skeptic.”

    In an interview with NPR.com, Bird described the album’s tracks as “just the strongest melodies and the strongest ideas that occurred to me over a three to four year period, distilled.” The LP is said to unveil “more about his own life including a blossoming relationship between two relative introverts and the birth of their son.”

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    Below, hear the studio version of “Capsized”. NPR’s interview also includes snippets of four songs, which you can listen to here.

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    Are You Serious Tracklist:
    01. Capsized
    02. Roma Fade
    03. Truth Lies Low
    04. Puma
    05. Chemical Switches
    06. Left Handed Kisses
    07. Are You Serious
    08. Saints Preservus
    09. The New Saint Jude
    10. Valleys of the Young
    11. Bellevue

    In support of the release, Andrew Bird will embark on a world tour beginning later this month. He’ll be joined by a full band.

    Andrew Bird 2015 Tour Dates:
    02/25 – Eindhoven, NL @ Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
    02/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Muziekgebouw & Bimhuis
    02/27 – Rotterdam, NL @ De Doelen
    02/28 – Groningen, NL @ Oosterpoort
    03/30 – Nashville, TN @ The Ryman
    04/01 – Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival
    04/02 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
    04/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
    04/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    04/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
    04/08 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
    04/09 – Boston, NY @ Citi Wang Theatre
    04/11 – Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
    04/13 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
    04/14 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
    04/15 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
    04/16 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
    04/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside Theatre
    04/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    04/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre
    04/22 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
    04/30 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
    05/02 – Edinburgh, UK @ Queen’s Hall
    05/03 – Manchester, UK @ Cathedral
    05/04 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
    05/06 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    05/08 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
    05/09 – Paris, FR @ Trianon
    05/13 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
    05/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Theatre
    05/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Theatre
    05/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
    05/18 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
    05/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    05/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
    05/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
    05/24 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre

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