Andrew Bird Shares “The Crown Salesman” Cover, Teaser Clip

February 15, 2012

To celebrate indie retail shops becoming stocked with 7″ vinyl copies of his Break It Yourself single, Andrew Bird took to Facebook today to share the A-side: his distorted, feedback-laced take on Alpha Consumer’s “The Crown Salesman.” While you’ll have to pick up the physical release to hear its B-side cover of the Handsome Family’s “So Much Wine” — also a 2011 live favorite for Bird fans — a free MP3 download of the impressive former cut is available here and streaming below:

Meanwhile, remember that Mississippi River-side barn where we mentioned the lead single, “Eyeoneye,” and LP were recorded? Well, it sounded like a pretty inspiring place to make a record to me, so today’s all-too-brief look at the exterior and glimpse at Bird whistling away inside was more than welcome. Here’s the clip if you were also curious:

The Break It Yourself LP arrives in just three weeks on March 6th, via Mom + Pop records.

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