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Format: CD
Sku: 204166573
UPC: 767981105826
UPC 14: 00767981105826
Release Date: 3/20/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Fiery Crash ~ Andrew Bird
2. Imitosis ~ Andrew Bird
3. Plasticities ~ Andrew Bird
4. Heretics ~ Andrew Bird
5. Armchairs ~ Andrew Bird
6. Dark Matter ~ Andrew Bird
7. Simple X ~ Andrew Bird
8. Supine, The ~ Andrew Bird
9. Cataracts ~ Andrew Bird
10. Scythian Empires ~ Andrew Bird
11. Spare-Ohs ~ Andrew Bird
12. Yawny At The Apocalypse ~ Andrew Bird
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Andrew Bird (vocals, violin); Jeremy Ylvisaker (guitar); Jon Davis (clarinet); Martin Dosh (Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer piano, Wurlitzer organ, drums); Chris Morrissey (bass instrument); Kevin O'Donnell (drums); Haley Bonar (vocals); Ben Durrant (guitar).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Ben Durrant; David Boucher; Tom Herbers; Brent Sigmeth.
Muze PNote Recording information: Crazy Beast Studio, Northeast Minneapolis; Electrical Studio, Chicago, IL; Third Ear Recording, Minneapolis, MN; Wall2Wall Recording, Chicago, IL.
Muze PNote Issued in 2007, ARMCHAIR APOCRYPHA marks a period of change for indie-pop vocalist/violinist Andrew Bird, as it's both his debut on the Fat Possum label and his first solo album without longtime collaborators Kevin O'Connell and Nora O'Connor. Recorded by the Chicago-based performer in Minneapolis with a cadre of local musicians, most notably multi-instrumentalist Martin Dosh, APOCRYPHA furthers Bird's inventive, genre-melding aesthetic, with the swooning "Heretics" calling to mind a folk-inclined Pavement, and the spare "Scythian Empire" blending delicately plucked violin with a warm keyboard sheen. A showcase for Bird's plaintive vocals, dynamic string lines, and utterly unique songcraft, ARMCHAIR APOCRYPHA stands out as a transitional album and, even more importantly, one of his finest outings.

Producer: Andrew Bird; Ben Durrant; Andrew Bird; Ben Durrant

Engineer: Martin Dosh; Ben Durrant; Dan Dietrich; Tom Herbers; Ben Durrant

Compilation Appearances

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Associated Artists and Works

Armchair Apocrypha ~ Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1058
Music Label Name Label : Fat Possum
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00767981105826

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.70)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[S]eemingly simple elements -- plucked violin, shuffling snare drums, chiming guitars, plinky piano, his spooky croon and magisterial whistle -- build into one heady, slippery whole..."

Spin (p.88)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his stream-of-consciousness head trip blends tricky, delicious melodies and slippery lyrics, yet never lapses into annoyingly smug artiness."

Entertainment Weekly (p.59)
- "[A] set of low-key, carefully arranged rock songs with sneaky melodies, mumbly vocals, and only the most tasteful of quirky flourishes..." -- Grade: B

Q (p.125)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[V]ery much his own splendid creation -- a questing, kaleidoscopic world that reverberates to the sound of whistling, glockenspiels and birdsong."

Magnet (p.91)
- "Andrew Bird's triad of wistful, sometimes simply sad weapons -- the timbre of his voice, the weep of his violin and his painfully lonesome whistle -- combine on ARMCHAIR APOCRYPHA with some of his most intriguingly depressing tales yet."

No Depression (pp.83-84)
- "Busting entirely out of the intimate space he created on 2003's WEATHER SYSTEMS, Andrew Bird inhabits an emotional range and resonance on his new album that we've only glimpsed elsewhere in his catalog."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.102)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Andrew Bird's songs are shot through with a beauty of terrible consequence....ARMCHAIR APOCRYPHA proves Bird's knack for the musical hat-trick."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Bird,Andrew
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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