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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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Photo by Rueben Cox

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.”

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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