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Are You Serious

Andrew Bird

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Andrew Bird
Roma Fade
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Truth Lies Low
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Andrew Bird
Chemical Switches
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Left Handed Kisses
Andrew Bird
Are You Serious
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Saints Preservus
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The New Saint Jude
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Valleys Of The Young
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Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    42:37
Billboard 200 - #50, 2016

Grammy Award nomination - Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, 2016

"... Bird's lyrics are often a kind of cryptic code, wordplay about the human condition, but on Are You Serious he reveals more about his own life including a blossoming relationship between two relative introverts and the birth of their son."

"... more precise and biting than his previous work, yet retains Bird's warm sound ... Left Handed Kisses (with Fiona Apple) is a highlight, tender yet full of attitude, acoustic guitar and playful bass fading into dramatic violin as the singers harmonize, playing off each other ... a mature and confident record ... (finds Bird) exploring myriad new sounds while remaining instantly recognizable. He has moved past indie folk, creating his own blend of genres that makes for gentle, earnest and memorable songs."
- Exclaim!

Described as Andrew Bird's most personal release to date, the songs on Are You Serious were inspired by Bird's marriage and the birth of his son. The album features guitarist and Grammy-nominated producer Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes) and Fiona Apple, who lends her vocals to the single Left Handed Kisses.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Concord Loma Vista Studio Masters

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM

Produced by Tony Berg, Andrew Bird and David Boucher
Recorded by David Boucher
Additional recording by Joseph Lorge and Tony Berg
Recorded at Fairfax Studio and Zeitgeist Studio
Mixed by Tchad Blake at Full Mongrel, Wales and David Boucher
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine
Portions of “PUMA” were recorded in the Aqueduto das Águas Livres in Lisbon, Portugal
All songs written by Andrew Bird © Muffet Music Co. (ASCAP), administered by Wixen Music, except “ARE YOU SERIOUS” written by Andrew Bird and Dan Wilson, BMG Gold Songs/Songs of Big Deal/Sugar Lake Music (ASCAP), administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Fiona Apple appears courtesy of Clean Slate/Columbia Records
Management: Ekonomisk Mgmt
Art direction/design: Brian Roettinger
Artwork: John Baldessari

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