Andrew Bird is a remarkable musician—he mostly plays the violin, but he can also whistle unbelievably well. The whistling makes him truly birdlike, in the best possible way. Oh yeah, and he's a terrific singer too!

Here's a beautiful NPR Tiny Desk concert in which Bird's current quartet plays songs from the record Are You Serious. If you like the first 20 seconds, you'll love all 15 minutes. (And keep an eye out for the stuffed animals on the snare drum.) Enjoy:

Representative lyrics:

Used to be willfully obtuse
(or is the word abstruse?)
Semantics like a noose
Get out your dictionaries

Yes, sir!

More like that, from KEXP in 2012: