Andrew Bird has recovered his creative pep. At the beginning of the year, the Chicago musician released “ Break It Yourself”, an album that some see as the best work of his career. Now Bird is back with another album under his arm, “Hands Of Glory”. This collection of songs, which Mom + Pop will put on sale this coming 30th October, delves into ghostly folk with covers of country songs by bands like The Carter Family and The Handsome Family. Recorded in a grain silo with only a single microphone, these new songs show the singer-songwriter at his most authentic. Judge for yourself by listening to the album a week before it goes on sale.