Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bowerbirds to release new album, ready Spring tour, release new track

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I remember when I saw the North Carolina folk rocker Bowerbirds in concert last year. Aside from a flawless set of album standards they had no problem playing new tunes for us, making it clear to everyone that a new album was definitely in the works. Now it's more or less a year later and the Bowerbirds are making good on their promise. Recorded over the last year at April Base Studios in Wisconsin with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and mixing and mastering in New York City, the new album titled The Clearing, is just about to see the light of day. March 6th will see the release of this third album, a collection of songs that if their first peek is anything to go off of proves exactly why I love the Bowerbirds.

"Tuck the Darkness In" slowly builds momentum adding in little violin and brass ornaments as it plods along, picking up steam. With vivid nature imagery and appropriately used vocal harmonies, the new track has everything that makes for a killer Bowerbirds song without sounding like another song from their two album. Here's to 2012.

Bowerbirds - Tuck the Darkness In by All Around Sound Blog

After the album's release, the band will be embarking on rather extensive Spring tour.

3/17 Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, North Carolina
3/21 Black Cat - Washington, DC
3/22 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3/23 Bowery Ballroom - New York, New York
3/24 Paradise - Boston, Massachusetts
3/26 La Sala Rossa - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
3/27 The Garrison - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3/29 Lincoln Hall - Chicago, Illinois
3/31 Cedar Cultural Centre - Minneapolis, Minnesota
4/3 The Crocodile - Seattle, Washington
4/4 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, Oregon
4/6 The Independent - San Francisco, California
4/7 Troubadour - Los Angeles, California
4/8 Casbah - San Diego, California
4/11 The Parish - Austin, Texas
4/12 The Loft - Dallas, Texas
4/14 The Bottletree - Birmingham, Alabama
4/15 The Earl - Atlanta, Georgia

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