Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Bowerbirds

Following their 2007 debut full-length Hymns for a Dark Horse, Bowerbirds now offer the first glimpse into their sophomore album, Upper Air. "Northern Lights" sees the Raleigh, N.C. trio further expand on their minimal folk approach with subtle hints of Blues, Country and Americana. The album will be released July 7th on Dead Oceans, and the band will make a few stops in Texas on their summer tour.
  • 08/12/09 Denton, TX - Hailey's
  • 08/13/09 Austin, TX - The Mohawk (tickets)
  • 08/14/09 Houston, TX - Walter's On Washington
From the label:
"Everyone struggles when they try to describe this music, including us, but we’ll try: it has the spirit of Richard and Linda Thompson, the currency of Devendra Banhart, the addictively sweet melodicism of Iron & Wine, but it churns with an underlying energy closer to a Beirut or something farther out, more raw, more wild. The songs don’t hide behind the instrumentation, the deontological conviction, or, frankly, anything; and that is what makes Upper Air undeniable, simple, and breathtaking."