Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bowerbirds Release Upper Air July 7

Bowerbirds: "In Our Talons" (from Dark Horse)

One of our favorite new bands of last year was Bowerbirds. They were captivating when we saw them open for Bon Iver, and their debut record Hymns For a Dark Horse made such a splash that Dead Oceans signed them, re-released Dark Horse and will now release Upper Air, their sophomore LP, on July 7th. Their music is organic and earthy in such a way that if dirt had a sound, it would sound like Bowerbirds. We mean that in a good way. According to the press release, the songs on Upper Air will focus less on humanity's relationship with nature, and more upon confessional pieces from the two protagonists' (Beth Tacular and Phil Moore) daily lives. "...each and every song on Upper Air is a journal entry that stands on its own, each a singular, beautiful piece. The arrangements are subtle: acoustic guitars, organ, piano, autoharp, violin, percussion, upright bass and more are used throughout the recording." Cover art and tour dates post jump.

Bowerbirds on tour:

04/25/09 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Bell
04/26/09 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Chapel w/ Bell (Early)
04/26/09 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Chapel w/ Bell (Late)
04/27/09 New York City, NY - Mercury Lounge w/ Lost in the Trees, La Strada, Bell
04/28/09 Brooklyn, NY - Monkeytown - Early Show w/ Bell
04/28/09 Brooklyn, NY - Monkeytown - Late Show w/ Bell
04/30/09 Cambridge, MA - TT The Bear's w/ Sarah RabDAU, Bell
05/01/09 Montreal, QC - Il Motore w/ La Strada
05/02/09 Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel w/ La Strada
05/04/09 Chicago, IL - Schubas w/ La Strada
05/05/09 Bloomington, IN - Bear's Place w/ La Strada
05/06/09 Newport, KY - The Southgate House - Parlour w/ La Strada
05/07/09 Asheville, NC - The Rocket Club w/ La Strada
05/08/09 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 w/ Wes Phillips, La Strada
05/22/09 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
05/23/09 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05/24/09 Brussels, Belgium - Maison Des Musiques
05/25/09 Paris, France - Point Fmr
05/26/09 London, UK - Borderline
05/27/09 Nantes, France - Spoutnik
05/28/09 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
05/29/09 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
05/30/09 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
06/01/09 Carpi, Italy - Mattatoia
06/02/09 Pisa, Italy - Caracol
06/03/09 Basel, Switzerland - Volkshaus
06/04/09 Zurich, Switzerland - El Lokal
06/05/09 Ebensee, Austria - Kino
06/06/09 Vienna, Austria - Arena

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