This Just In: The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

Andrew Bird’s The Mysterious Production Of Eggs is finally available on vinyl again since it’s initial release in 2005! Eggs was his third proper full-length and second release on Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe label. Bird’s unique approach to pop/rock, incorporating violin and “professional” whistling with varied accompanying instrumentation and incredible wordplay make for an album of unlikely earworms, despite none of the compositions being conventionally “catchy.” The phrase “challenging pop” definitely applies here, and throughout Bird’s subsequent career. Take a listen to a track below and definitely scope out this week’s broad in-stock list for more great listening, challenging and otherwise! -MLE

Andrew Bird – And The Mysterious Production Of Eggs LP
Listen: “Fake Palindromes”
“Andrew Bird is a previously unimaginable combination of songwriter, violinist, guitarist, vocalist and professional whistler. His unfailingly unique and striking music has been dumbfounding us for years. Bird’s first studio album in nearly two years, The Mysterious Production of Eggs, is his second on Righteous Babe Records. The album follows Weather Systems, his critically-acclaimed mini-LP, released in spring 2003.

The recording sessions for Mysterious Production saw Bird scrap the album three times and travel between studios in Chicago, Los Angeles and his own home studio on a farm in Northern Illinois. The album took final shape with the production help of David Boucher, whose credits include Paul Westerberg, Lisa Loeb, and Randy Newman. Bird plays most of the instruments on Mysterious Production, and is joined by a handful of special guests complimenting his already lush sonic palette. The results are magnificent, a powerhouse of a record dealing with nothing less than the mysteries of childhood, creativity and modern science – epic in scope and minute in detail.” -Righteous Babe


The mysterious production of wax – new releases, reissues & restocks…
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders LP
Ahmed Malek & Flako – The Electronic Tapes LP*
Air – Premiers Symptomes LP
Alice Coltrane – Universal Consciousness LP
Amy Winehouse – Frank 2LP, Back To Black LP, Lioness: Hidden Treasures 2LP
Andrew Liles – The Unimportance Of Being Earnest LP*
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 2LP, I Care Because You Do 2LP, Richard D. James Album LP
Aquarian Blood – Last Nite In Paradise LP
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs 2LP
Aseethe – Hopes Of Failure LP*
Baba Zula – XX 2LP*
Basic Channel – Q Loop 12“, Radiance 12”
Battles – Mirrored 2LP
Beirut – Gulag Orkestar LP, The Flying Cup Club LP
Benighted – Necrobreed LP*
Beverly Glenn-Copeland – Keyboard Fantasies LP
Black Keys – Chulahoma LP, The Big Come Up LP
Black Lips – Good Bad Not Evil LP
Black Moon – Enta Da Stage 6LP Box Set
Black Star – Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star LP
Boards Of Canada – Campfire Headphase 2LP, Music Has The Right To Children 2LP
Boy Harsher – Yr Body Is Nothing LP
Brand New – Deja Entendu 2LP
Brandon* – Dreamscape Part 4 LP
Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox LP
Buddy Rich – Birdland LP
Butthole Surfers – Brown Reason To Live EP 12”
Cannonball Adderley – Bohemia After Dark LP
Caribou – Swim 2LP
Chico Mann & Captain Planet – Night Visions LP*
Children Of Alice – S/T*
Cienfuegos – S/T 12”
Circa Survive – On Letting Go: Deluxe 10 Year Edition LP
Circus Devils – Laughs Last LP*
Claude Rodap – Beletronic 12”
Collin Strange – Private Room 12”
Comet Gain – City Fallen Leaves 2LP, Realistes LP
Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition 2LP
David Bowie – No Plan EP CD*
Dead Kennedys – Nazi Punks Fuck Off 7″
Death – The Sound Of Perseverance 2LP
Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism 2LP
Deerhunter – Microcastle LP
Depeche Mode – Music For The Masses LP, Songs Of Faith And Devotion LP
Destroyer 666 – Phoenix Rising LP*
Deux – Decadence LP
Devendra Banhart – Ape In Pink Marble LP
Dirty Projectors – S/T 2LP*, CD*
DJ Shadow – Entroducing LP
DJ Yamin & Quickie Mart – King Cake Breaks Vol. 1 LP*
DNA – A Taste Of DNA EP 12”
Doon Kanda – Heart EP 12”*
Enlightment – Faith Is The Key LP + 7”*
ENTRANCE – Book Of Changes LP*
Fire-Toolz – Drip Mental CS*
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours LP
Florence & The Machine – Lungs LP
Flower Travelin’ Band – Satori LP
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma LP, Pattern + Grid World EP
Foo Fighers – S/T LP
Froth – Outside (briefly) LP*
Fugazi – End Hits LP, Instrument LP, Red Medicine LP
G-Strings – The Land Of Dreams 12”
George Harrison – All Things Must Pass 3LP*, Dark Horse LP*, Electronic Sound LP*, Extra Texture LP*, Gone Troppo LP*, Living In The Material World LP*, S/T LP*, Somewhere In England LP*, Thirty Three And 1/3 LP*, Wonderwall Music LP*
Gilles Peterson Presents: Havana Cultura 4LP Box
Good Charlotte – Good Charlotte LP
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach 2LP
Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand LP
Herva – Hyper Flux LP*
Igna Igwebuike – Bomp LP
Immolation – Atonement 2LP*
Isis – Wavering Radiant 2LP
Islands – Taste LP
J Dilla – Donuts 2LP
Jaquarius – Love Is Happiness 12”
Jawbreaker – Unfun LP
Jay-Z – The Black Album 2LP
Jesus & Mary Chain – Sound Of Speed LP
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? LP
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme LP, Lush Life LP
Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison LP
Joy Division – Closer LP, Unknown Pleasures LP
Justice – Woman 2LP+CD
K-Def – In The Moment LP
Kariem Riggins – Headnod Suite 2LP*
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly 2LP
Khruangbin – The Universe Smiles Upon You LP
King Crimson – Red LP, Starless & Bible Black LP
King Geedorah – Take Me To Your Leader Ltd. 2LP
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana LP*, Nonagon Infinity LP
King Woman – Created In The Image Of Suffering LP*
Kingdom – Tears In The Club LP*
Koreatown Oddity – Finna Be Past Tense LP*
Lauryn Hill – MTV Unplugged 2LP, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 2LP
Los Campesinos – Sick Scenes LP
Love Letters – Suburban Attractive Complex 12”
Lucero – Tennessee LP
Lupe Fiasco – Drogas Light 2LP*, CD
Luxury Death – Glue EP 10”*
Mars – Mars Archives Vol. 2: 11000 Volts To Tunnel LP
Marvin Gaye – I Want You LP
Mazzy Star – Among My Swan LP, So Tonight That I Might See LP\
Meatbodies – Alice LP
Melvins – Dale Crover LP, Joe Preston LP, King Buzzo LP
Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep Of Reason 2LP
Michael Jackson – Bad LP, Off The Wall LP, Thriller LP
Mike Watt – Hyphenated-Man LP*
Minor Threat – First Two 7’s 12″
Misfits – Collection II LP, S/T LP
Model 500 – Digital Solutions 2LP, Night Drive 12”, Sound Of Stereo 12”, The Chase 12”
Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth 2LP
Nada Surf – Peaceful Ghosts 2LP
Nas – Illmatic LP
Nick Drake – Pink Moon LP
Nick Klein – Rhinestone Cowboy 12”
Nina Simone – At The Village Gate LP, Here Comes The Sun LP, The Amazing Nina Simone LP
Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York LP, S/T LP
Oasis – Definitely Maybe 2LP, What’s The Story Morning Glory? 2LP
OFF! – S/T LP
Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling LP*
Operation Ivy – Energy LP
Ornette Coleman – To Whom Who Keeps A Record LP
Otis Redding – Lonely & Blue LP
Outkast – Aquemini 3LP, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 4LP
Patsy Cline – Greatest Hits LP
Paul Nice – Drum Library Vol. 15 LP*
PC Worship – Buried Wish LP*
Piano Magic – Closure LP
Pink Floyd- The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn LP
Poison Idea – War All The Time LP
Prince – 1999 2LP
Pulse Emitter – Mugen Vol. 9 CS*
Rancid – And Out Come The Wolves LP
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits 2LP
Refused – The Shape Of Punk To Come LP
Regina Spektor – Soviet Kitsch LP
Rhye – Woman LP
Rick Wade – Escapism 12”
Rush – A Farewell To Kings LP
Russian Circles – Guidance LP, Station LP
Sharon Jones – Dap Dippin’ With Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings LP, Naturally LP
Sherwood & Pinch – Man Vs. Sofa 2LP*
Silver Apples – S/T LP
Six Organs Of Admittance – Burning The Threshold LP*
Slayer – Reign In Blood LP
Son Volt – Notes Of Blue LP*
Sonic Youth – Goo LP
Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space 2LP
Stereolab – Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night 2LP, Dots & Loops 2LP, Sound-Dust 2LP
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood LP
Stone Temple Pilots – Purple LP
Strahinja Arbutina – S/T 12”
Sumac – What One Becomes LP
Sun Kil Moon – Common As Light And Love… 2CD*
Sun Ra – The Magic City LP
Susana Baca – S/T LP
Tame Impala – Lonerism 2LP
Thelonious Monk – Paris 1969 2LP
The Dontells – Move On Down 7”*
The Fraggles – The Best Of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock LP*
The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say LP
The Germs – Forming 7”
The Nicktoons – The Best Of The Nicktoons LP*
The Smiths – Louder Than Bombs 2LP, The World Won’t Listen 2LP
Thievery Corporation – Culture Of Fear 2LP, Radio Retaliation 2LP, The Richest Man In Babylon 2LP
Thundercat – Drunk CD*, The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam EP 12”
Tori Amos – Boys For Pele 2LP
Ty Segall – Manipulator 2LP
Urinals – Negative Capability 2LP
Various – Daptone Gold Vol. II 2LP
Various – Digital Zandoli 2LP
Various – DJ Amir Presents Buena Musica Y Cultura 2LP
Various – I’m In A Strange Town: Blues & Gospel 1927-1967 LP
Various – New York Noise 2LP
Various – Nigeria Soul Fever 3LP
Various – Nuggets 2LP
Various – Studio One Dancehall 3LP
Various – The Hamilton Mixtape 2LP
Various – Venezuela 70: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth 2LP
Various – You Need This: A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol. 2 3LP*
Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground & Nico LP
Vex Ruffin – The Balance (feat. Fab 5 Freddy) EP 12”*
Vorhees – Black Horse Pike LP*
Wesley Stace – John Wesley Harding LP*
William Matheny – Strange Constellations LP*
World Inferno Friendship Society – This Packed Funeral LP
Young Thug – Jeffery LP
Zillanova – The Fader 7”*