Listen: Andrew Bird Shares “Three White Horses,” Details ‘Hands Of Glory’

    Earlier this year, Andrew Bird dropped Break It Yourself, but he already has another album in the works. On October 30, he’ll release something of a companion piece to that album titled Hands of Glory via Mom + Pop. The first taste is the stately sparseness of “Three White Horses,” which you can take a listen to below. Those who pre-order the album from Bird’s website can get the song as a free download.

    Hands of Glory was recorded with Bird’s full backing band all on acoustic instruments around a single microphone in a church or a barn. The eight-track album features two new tracks; a reworking of Break It Yourself‘s “Orpheo Looks Back;” and covers of the Carter Family, the Handsome Family, and Townes Van Zandt’s “If I Needed You” (which Bird has been covering live recently). Below is the album’s track list, teaser video, and upcoming tour dates for Bird and his band. [P4K]

     

    Hands of Glory track list:

    01 Three White Horses
    02 When That Helicopter Comes
    03 Spirograph
    04 Railroad Bill
    05 Something Biblical
    06 If I Needed You
    07 Orpheo
    08 Beyond the Valley of the Three White Horses

    Tour dates:

    09.26 Madison, WI : Overture Hall *
    09.27 Cincinnati, OH : Midpoint Music Festival *
    09.29 Lexington, KY : Singletary Center *
    09.30 Indianapolis, IN : Murat Theatre *
    10.01 Asheville, NC : Orange Peel *
    10.02 Charlotte, NC : Neighborhood Theatre *
    10.04 Knoxville, TN : Tennessee Theater *
    10.05 Athens, GA : Georgia Theatre *
    10.06 Charleston, SC : Charleston Music Hall *
    10.08 Miami Beach, FL : Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater *
    10.09 Tampa, FL : Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts *
    10.10 Orlando, FL : House of Blues *
    10.12 Houston, TX : House of Blues *
    10.13 Austin, TX : Austin City Limits
    11.06 Paris, France : Les Inrocks
    11.08 London, England : Roundhouse
    11.10 Lisbon, Portugal : Aula Magna
    11.11 Cartagena, Spain : Cartagena Jazz Festival
    11.12 Barcelona, Spain : Sala Apolo
    11.14 Milan, Italy : Magazzini Generali
    11.16 Enschede, Netherlands : Crossing Border Festival
    11.17 The Hague, Netherlands : Crossing Border Festival
    11.18 Antwerp, Belgium : Crossing Border Festival
    11.19 Copenhagen, Denmark : Amager Bio
    11.20 Gothenburg, Sweden : Pustervik

    * with Here We Go Magic