Earlier this week, Andrew Bird announced the March 2012 release of his next album, Break It Yourself, along with a spring U.S. tour and an interesting way to pick up a copy of the LP: Tickets to shows purchased on Bird’s website will include a digital copy of the forthcoming record delivered at midnight on release day, as well as two live EPs — one that was recorded this fall and another arriving in the spring. Bird shared a preview of the former 5-track set, Fake Conversations, today in the form of “Tables and Chairs,” a wonderful live take on his The Mysterious Production of Eggs track. You can stream it above and grab a free download (or all of the aforementioned goods) over on his site.
P.S. A tune we posted over the summer, “Give It Away,” made the cut for the new record.