For a great deal of people who have seen Andrew Bird live, they understand the power, beauty, and grace the Chicago folk looper brings to the table. Now, even those who haven’t seen Bird in his natural habitat can figure it out for themselves thanks to Fever Year, an upcoming documentary by filmmaker Xan Aranda that chronicles Bird’s life on tour (via Exclaim!)
According to the official site for the documentary, Fever Year was “filmed during culminating months of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s most rigorous year of touring, Andrew Bird crosses the December finish line in his hometown of Chicago — feverish and on crutches from an onstage injury. Is he suffering hazards from chasing the ghost of inspiration? Or merely transforming into a different kind of animal ‘perfectly adapted to the music hall?'” Along with performances from Bird, the film also features cameos from collaborators Michael Lewis, Annie Clark of St. Vincent, Martin Dosh, and Jeremy Ylvisaker.
The film is set to premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival, which runs from September 29th to October 14th, and then hit the festival circuit later this year. Stay tuned for the trailer, which is expected to drop shortly. In the meantime, check out Bird tackling “Plasticities” live during a December 2nd, 2010 show at Minneapolis, MN’s First Avenue below.