Andrew Bird Scores Film, Covers Kermit the Frog

Andrew Bird launched his fall/winter tour yesterday, which includes performances of his latest Nobel Beast at two U.S. churches, London’s Union Chapel, and a run of shows in Australia, but that’s not all he has in store. In a Q&A with BBC 6 published today, Bird revealed that he’s also scoring a film, building “a travelling museum show,” and contributing to an upcoming Sesame Street/Muppets covers record.

“This is the first legitimate full length film that I did,” Bird said of Norman, a film starring Adam Goldberg (also of the band LANDy) and Six Feet Under’s Richard Jenkins. “I had the monitor of the film in the studio and I’m playing. It’s a lot of work. I don’t know if I ever want to do it again.”

Also, Bird will be covering Kermit the Frog’s (Jim Henson) “It’s Not Easy Being Green” on a Sesame Street/Muppets covers album due out early next year.

Not many other details are provided in the article, but Warren’s Children’s Music Blog reports that Disney’s 23rd Annual Expo announced recently that Muppets Revisited will also feature the following covers and more:

Weezer – “Rainbow Connection”
The Fray – “Mahna Mahna”
Evanescence’s Amy Lee – “Halfway Down the Stairs”
My Morning Jacket – “Our World”