Song of the Day 03/11/12: Andrew Bird - "Desperation Breeds..."

Andrew Bird, the now-famous multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter indie extravaganza, just released his new album Break It Yourself and it's already making a name for itself.

There's countless musicians out there who have love affairs with loop pedals, but to me, Andrew Bird is really the only who's mattered. His seventh studio doesn't make any huge jumps in style or instrumentation -- Bird still finds plenty of inspiration in folky acoustic guitars, quiet percussion, and wailing violins. But in Break It Yourself, Bird seems more confident than ever before. His melodies are stronger, his voice more expressive, and his arrangements more daring. Check out the opening track from the album, "Desperation Breeds..." below:

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