Hands of Glory - MOM + POP
FILTER Grade: 84%
By Gianna Hughes on November 1, 2012
Hands of Glory, the companion to this year’s Break It Yourself, is an imaginative interpretation of Andrew Bird’s work viewed through the lens of folk tradition. The album reworks songs like “Orpheo Looks Back,” and reinvents others by artists like The Carter Family, making them relevant today in terms of sound and context. However, Bird stays true to his whimsical and intricate style while embracing the limitations of recording an acoustic set circled around a single microphone.