I was in a restaurant listening to some good Andrew Bird songs I had never heard before, when this “Shazam” smartphone application informed me that the band was Beirut, and not Andrew Bird. Um, wait, what? Really? Because…the singing styles and much of the instrumentation are very, very similar. I wonder what they think of each other, since, I’m not sure how many people would be able to tell their singing styles and much of their instrumentation apart on casual listens. I mean…Andrew Bird has more whistling…and Beirut has more horns, I guess? I’m not trying to be snarky or anything, the Beirut songs are very good and I’m definitely going to listen to them more, just, I was really surprised!
Andrew Bird–A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left