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Andrew Bird – I Want To See Pulaski At Night [EP]


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Andrew Bird – I Want To See Pulaski At Night [EP]


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I Want to See Pulaski at Night is a new seven song EP from multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Andrew Bird recorded in late-2013 and featuring the title track "Pulaski At Night" accompanied by six new instrumental pieces. The release follows-up Bird's two 2012 albums Break It Yourself and Hands of Glory.

“I had this song “Pulaski at Night” that was fresh and ready to go. Rather than wait a few years to put it out, I composed a sort of score to go with it, as if the song were a movie, and I wrapped it in a soundtrack composed of themes that set you up for the song. When a seemingly random word or phrase sticks in your head for two decades, you should pay attention to it and maybe honor it in some way.

"It now represents a time in Chicago in my 20′s. We were driving around the northwest side with a student visiting from Thailand.  At one point he declared, ” I want to see Pulaski at night.” We thought it was funny and absurd because Pulaski is a street that runs the length of Chicago’s west side and I can tell you, you don’t want to see Pulaski at night.” - Andrew Bird

“I Want to See Pulaski at Night, Bird’s most recent release since 2012’s Hands of Glory (which served as a companion piece to last year’s LP Break It Yourself ), is structurally genius. Bird places the title track in the middle of the seven-song EP and frames it with an instrumental score. The layered violins of “Ethio Invention No. 1” and the staccato plucking in both “Lit From Underneath” and “Logan’s Loop” foreshadow the jauntiness and narrative tension of “I Want to See Pulaski at Night.” Later, however, the drawling bowings of “Hover I” and “Hover II” echo the title track’s minor key violin swoons. At last, the closing “Ethio Invention No. 2” combines all of these musical flourishes while introducing new progressive motifs, thereby contextualizing the underlying theme of hope and renewal.” - Paste Magazine

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Andrew Bird


I Want To See Pulaski At Night


Grimsey Records


Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP



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Indie Folk

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