Andrew Bird in conversation with Anthony Valadez
Photo by Anna Chang.

Andrew Bird: Live from The Village Studios

We’ve been Andrew Bird superfans ever since he was livin’ it up during the mid-90s swing craze, and we’ve been welcoming him to KCRW for memorable live performances ever since. With Bird running around citing Joan Didion for inspiring “Atomized,” the lead single from his latest album “Inside Problems,” getting another session on the books was a foregone conclusion. Thankfully one of our favorite rooms (KCRW HQ aside) was available, and this absolute stunner of an intimate, off-the-cuff performance came roaring to life at the Village studios.

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Dive in for lush performances of “Atomized,” “Make a Picture,” “Underlands” and more of the heady and richly orchestrated songs that comprise “Inside Problems.” Bird also sits down with Morning Becomes Eclectic co-host Anthony Valadez to break down the origin of the album’s title, tales from the “indie-rock kid’s table,” and mastering the art of living inside your own head for a while. 

Plus, “Whistlemania” 1: Andrew Bird vs. Mariah Carey x “Whistlemania” 2: Andrew Bird vs. Anthony Valadez.

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Photo by Anna Chang


Photo by Anna Chang

KCRW Credits
KCRW Music Director: Anne Litt
Video Director/Editor: Seth Van Matre
Camera Ops: Seth Van Matre, Andrea Domanick
KCRW Sound Engineer: Paul Smith
Digital Producer: Andrea Domanick

Band Credits and Village Studios Personnel
Vocals, violin, guitar: Andrew Bird
Bass, vocals: Anna Butterss
Keys, vocals: Tyler Chester
Drums, vocals: Ted Poor
Village Studios Engineer + Mixer: Eric Liljestrand
Additional audio: Scott Cornish
Assistant Engineer: Alisse Laymac


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