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Stream Bill Baird’s Full Shape-Shifting ‘Spring Break of the Soul’

The psych-pop wingnut's new double LP in its entirety, a week before its release on Pau Wau

picture-18547-1390524318By: Kyle McGovern // February 27, 2013

Bill Baird, the Oakland-based oddball who previously fronted Sound Team and Sunset, has been fairly quiet for the last two years, focusing on his graduate work at California’s Mills College. Now, the once-prolific Master’s candidate is making up for his recent sabbatical with his most robust full-length outing yet, double LP Spring Break of the Soul, out March 5 via Pau Wau Records. Baird teased the 17-track psych opus earlier this month with the album’s haunted title track, and the rest of the project takes on similar shapes, morphing from sparkling, bass-blustered soft rock to horn-punched, steel drum vacation fare, to a cello-driven crawler fit for a Tim Burton stop-motion film.

:audio=0:110776:playlist:Bill Baird, Spring Break Of The Soul