New Music! New Music! New Music!
Got Andrew Bird's "Noble Beast." I don't like it quite as much as "Armchair Apocrypha" yet, but "Oh No" is a terrific song. This YouTube demonstrates what a weird musical genius he is (and how cool the Line6 delay looper pedal is in the right hands, I bought one after seeing him the first time and I'm not even in the same galaxy...)
But how can it get any better than this?
Speaking of cool festival performances, here's Shearwater doing Rooks at SXSW. Cool, cause they're an Austin band (even cooler, the lead dude was/is an ornithology grad student at UT).
Anyway. Also got the new Beirut today. Very excited about it, but I haven't listened to it yet.