Jim Mathis and Andrew Bird

Folk rocker Andrew Bird has reunited with his former Squirrel Nut Zippers bandmate for a new joint album.

Discovered this new creative effort while exploring the solo work of Andrew Bird and Bird’s collaboration with artist Tift Merrit.

Andrew Bird worked with Jimbo Mathus in the swing and jazz ensemble in the late 1990s, and they reconnected last year when Bird joined the group on its song “Train on Fire.”

Squirrel Nut Zippers is an American swing and jazz band formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, by James “Jimbo” Mathus (vocals and guitar), Tom Maxwell (vocals and guitar), Katharine Whalen (vocals, banjo, ukulele), Chris Phillips (drums), Don Raleigh (bass guitar), and Ken Mosher.

The band’s music is a fusion of Delta bluesgypsy jazz, the 1930s–era swingklezmer, and other styles. They found commercial success during the swing revival of the late 1990s with their 1996 single “Hell,” written by Tom Maxwell. After a hiatus of several years, the original band members reunited and performed in 2007, playing in the U.S. and Canada.

In 2016, Mathus and Phillips reunited the band with a new lineup to tour to support the 20th anniversary of their highest-selling album, Hot.

The Squirrel Nut Zippers continued to tour and released their new album, Beasts of Burgundy, in March 2018, and singles “Mardi Gras for Christmas” and “Alone at Christmas” in November 2018.

Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird – Sweet Oblivion (Live)

 

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Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird – Sweet Oblivion (Live) Written & Performed by Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird Directed by Tyler Manson: http://www.tylermanson.com Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird’s new album “These 13” out March 5th 2021.  Pre-order: https://orcd.co/these13 Subscribe to Andrew Bird’s Youtube channel and follow him here: http://www.andrewbird.net Facebook: https://found.ee/AB_Facebook Instagram: https://found.ee/AB_Instagram Twitter: https://found.ee/AB_Twitter

 

 

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Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird – “These 13” (Official Film)

 

These 13″ Film by Tyler Manson Audio engineering + mixing by Travis Pavur All songs written + performed by Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird “These 13” the new album from Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird is out now: https://orcd.co/these13​

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Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird – Three White Horses and a Golden Chain (Live)

 

Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird – Three White Horses and a Golden Chain (Live) Written & Performed by Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird Directed by Tyler Manson: http://www.tylermanson.com​​ Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird’s new album “These 13” out March 5th 2021. Pre-order: https://orcd.co/these13​​ Subscribe to Andrew Bird’s Youtube channel and follow him here: http://www.andrewbird.net​​ Facebook: https://found.ee/AB_Facebook​​ Instagram: https://found.ee/AB_Instagram​​ Twitter: https://found.ee/AB_Twitter​​

 

 

Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird – Encircle My Love (Live) Written & Performed by Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird Directed by Tyler Manson: http://www.tylermanson.com​​

 

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Listen to “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” ft. Phoebe Bridgers: https://found.ee/AB_IFAFIMB Buy/stream the new album Inside Problems, out now everywhere: https://found.ee/AB_InsideProblems

Video edited by Trevor BantaLyrics from Emily Dickinson’s original poem “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain”: I felt a Funeral, in my Brain, And Mourners to and fro Kept treading – treading – till it seemed That Sense was breaking through – And when they all were seated, A Service, like a Drum – Kept beating – beating – till I thought My mind was going numb – And then I heard them lift a Box And creak across my Soul With the same Boots of Lead, again, Then Space – began to toll As all the Heavens were a Bell, And Being, but an Ear, And I, and Silence, some strange Race, Wrecked, solitary, here – And then a Plank in Reason, broke, And I dropped down, and down – And hit a World, at every plunge, And Finished knowing – then – And then I heard them lift a Box And creak across my Soul With the same Boots of Lead, again, Then Space – began to toll, I felt a Funeral, in my Brain, And Mourners to and fro Kept treading – treading – till it seemed That Sense was breaking through –

 

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Andrew Bird’s Live From The Great Room Feat. Tift Merritt

 

 

Featuring Tift Merritt (filmed May 10th, 2017).
Live From The Great Room is an intimate live series of performances & conversations held in Andrew Bird’s home. Stay tuned to this space as he invites musicians of all backgrounds into the Great Room. #LiveFromHome #WithMe
Tracklist: “Drifted Apart” – Tift Merritt “Dark Matter” – Andrew Bird “Day He Died” – Tift Merritt “My Sister’s Tiny Hands” – Handsome Family “Orpheo Looks Back” – Andrew Bird “If I Needed You” – Townes Van Zandt

 

 

Directed, Edited, and Produced by Laurence Jacobs
Cinematography by Nico Navia
Additional Camera – Ryan Pawlak
Sound Engineer – Kevin Harp
Personal Assistant to Mr. Bird – Bryant Fox

Indie folk veteran Andrew Bird performs three songs from “Hands of Glory” in this installment of Billboard’s Tastemakers@Sunrise presented by 7-Eleven. For more on Andrew Bird, click here: http://bit.ly/14s8ots

 

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Andrew Bird – full concert, My Finest Work Yet tour, 9/27/19 (The Current)

 

Intro 0:17 Sisyphus 3:34 Bloodless 8:00 Olympians 14:40 Cracking Codes 20:25 Fallorun 26:24 Truth Lies Low 31:10 Roma Fade 38:08 Archipelago 43:13 Proxy war 47:22 Manifest 52:40 Don the Struggle 58:16 Bellevue Bridge Club 103:12 give it away 109:00 Left Handed Kisses 113:00

BAND MEMBERS

Andrew Bird – vocals, violin, guitar, whistling
Ted Poor – drums, backing vocals
Alan Hampton – bass, backing vocals
Madison Cunningham – guitar, backing vocals
Tyler Chester – keys

Andrew Bird: Here’s What Happened

 

This movie, included with the deluxe edition of Break It Yourself shows how they recorded some of their songs in Andrew’s barn. I don’t not claim ownership, just to show people who might not have bought the deluxe edition

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Bird: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Set List: “Are You Serious” “Roma Fade'” “Capsized” Credits: Producers: Bob Boilen, Niki Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Kara Frame, Colin Marshall; Production Assistant: Jackson Sonnenberg; Photo: Brandon Chew/NPR.

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Andrew Bird – ‘The New Saint Jude’ | The Bridge 909 in Studio

 

Chicago, Illinois artist Andrew Bird performs ‘The New Saint Jude’ live in TV Studio A at KCPT in Kansas City, Missouri. 90.9 FM The Bridge | bridge909.org | kcpt.org | eightonesixty.com @909TheBridge | @KCPT Live in studios and interviews with local and national music artists: The Bridge, 90.9 FM KTBG, listener-supported public music radio in Kansas City, Missouri.

Lyrics

Come on, all you stand-up men
You self-empowered beginners
And all your lucky ladies
To whom you write your letters
I keep moving through my days
As if I had never met her
But ever since I, I gave up hope
I’ve been feeling so much better
Yeah, I’m feelin’ so much better
But ever since I gave up hope
I’ve been feelin’ so much better
So here’s a mighty revelation
That’s sure to cure what ails ya
That everyone’s just a disappointment
And everyone’s a failure
And this we shall celebrate
In our finest regalia
Like a choir of shining angels
A congregation of Vahalia
I’m feelin’ so much better
Ever since I thought I gave up hope
I’ve been feeling so much better
You hear that bell now
You hear it ringing
You hear it ringing
The bells of St. Jude
So fill your lungs now
‘Cause we’ll be singin’
We’ll be singin’
We love you, St. Jude
We’ll be singin’
We love you, St. Jude
Feelin’ so much better
Feelin’ so much better
Feelin’ so much better
Feelin’ so much better

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Andrew Wegman Bird
The New Saint Jude lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing

Lyrics
Come on, all you stand-up men
You self-empowered beginners
And all your lucky ladies
To whom you write your letters
I keep moving through my days
As if I had never met her
But ever since I, I gave up hope
I’ve been feeling so much better
Yeah, I’m feelin’ so much better
But ever since I gave up hope
I’ve been feelin’ so much better
So here’s a mighty revelation
That’s sure to cure what ails ya
That everyone’s just a disappointment
And everyone’s a failure
And this we shall celebrate
In our finest regalia
Like a choir of shining angels
A congregation of Vahalia
I’m feelin’ so much better
Ever since I thought I gave up hope
I’ve been feeling so much better
You hear that bell now
You hear it ringing
You hear it ringing
The bells of St. Jude
So fill your lungs now
‘Cause we’ll be singin’
We’ll be singin’
We love you, St. Jude
We’ll be singin’
We love you, St. Jude
Feelin’ so much better
Feelin’ so much better
Feelin’ so much better
Feelin’ so much better

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Andrew Wegman Bird
The New Saint Jude lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing

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Andrew Bird & The Lumineers – This Must Be the Place

 

Magical encounter, trimmed and enyoutubed. Recorded on 18th of May, 2017. Original Facebook video: Part I – https://www.facebook.com/AndrewBirdMu… Part II – https://www.facebook.com/AndrewBirdMu…

 

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Andrew Bird – “Andalucia” (Live from Performance Now!)

 

“Andalucia” Written by John Cale Performed by Andrew Bird + Alan Hampton Live from the “Performance Now!” Live Stream