Lord of the Birdcage
On Lord Of The Birdcage, out May 30, Pollard reverses his usual songwriting process, transforming a dozen previously written poems into songs. His whimsical, surrealist lyrics take center stage.
Lord Of The Birdcage is a subtle record, of mostly steady, relaxed tempos, power pop, glam chugs, gorgeous ballads and a notable number of 3/4 waltz-time meters, including the haunting acoustic “In A Circle “, the frenetic rocker “You Sold Me Quickly” and the lush string-driven “Silence Before Violence.” Lord Of The Birdcage is a rather cohesive flowing work, and Pollard’s sublime songs reveal their treasures through repeat listening. His albums are consistently rewarding.