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Andrew Bird


12" LP

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Mom + Pop's soundtrack to the new indie film, Norman, includes the first ever original instrumental film score by Andrew Bird, and new and previously released songs by Andrew Bird, Wolf Parade, Chad VanGaalen and The Blow with Richard Swift.

Norman is a film by Jonathan Segal. Fresh from awards on the festival circuit, Norman is to be released October 21" nationally in six major markets including NY, LA, Spokane, Chicago, Boston & Seattle.

Norman long is a high school loner, a self-aware and darkly funny teen who's just trying to handle his daily high school existence. An unexpected set of life changing circumstances spins his world upside down and then ultimately right side up. With love, humility and a heavy dose of truth he emerges to face challenges not meant for a boy his age.

For his first ever film score Andrew Bird stayed true to his own sound and the cinematic quality of the work is a perfect match for the unimaginable story of Norman


Inventive violinist/whistler/indie pop singer/songwriter Andrew Bird's first foray into film music doesn’t stray too far from the Chicago-based artist’s solo output, as he’s been dealing out heavily layered, pastoral slabs of cinematic atmosphere since he first arrived on the scene in the late 1990s. Scoring Norman, an independent coming-of-age teen drama directed by Jonathan Segal, could have been an exercise in soul crushing melancholy, and while there is enough of that here to fill a bucket or two with string-induced tears, Bird knows when to pick up the pieces, put your sack on your back, and whistle your way back home. With the exception of an amiable pair of new originals and a cut from 2009’s Noble Beast, Bird's contributions are primarily instrumental. Elsewhere, the Blow and Richard Swift offer up a ramshackle take on ABBA's “S.O.S.,” Chad VanGaalen provides the stoic “Rabid Bits of Time” from 2008’s Soft Airplane, and Wolf Parade downplays the histrionics of 2005’s “You Are a Runner and I am My Father’s Son” with a “redux” version that’s as spooky as it is subdued.

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Artist Andrew Bird
Track Listing 1 Scotch and Milk - 2:20 (Andrew Bird) 2 3:36 - 1:49 (Andrew Bird) 3 Arcs and Coulombs - 2:08 (Andrew Bird) 4 Hospital - 3:40 (Andrew Bird) 5 S.O.S. - 4:37 (The Blow/ Richard Swift) 6 Nice Hat/Exit Sign/Angelo Speaks - 1:35 (Andrew Bird) 7 Medicine Chest - 1:29 (Andrew Bird) 8 The Kiss/Time and Space/Waterfall - 2:40 (Andrew Bird) 9 You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son [Redux] - 3:38 (Wolf Parade) 10 Cancerboy Strikes Again/Monsterstream - 1:19 (Andrew Bird) 11 Rabid Bits of Time - 3:28 (Chad Vangaalen) 12 Build Up to the Fall - 3:52 (Andrew Bird) 13 Epic Sigh/The Python Connection - 2:45 (Andrew Bird) 14 The Bridge - 3:16 (Andrew Bird) 15 Night Sky - 4:07 (Andrew Bird) 16 Afterspeak/Things Come to a Head - 2:41 (Andrew Bird) 17 Darkmatter - 5:07 (Andrew Bird)

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