Sunday, April 15, 2012

Watch: Bowerbirds - Live at the LightboxDC

One of the first things the Bowerbirds did when they embarked upon their current tour in support of their latest record The Clearing was hit up an art installation by artist Monica Canilao. If the name isn't familiar to you, take a look at the gorgeous album art for The Clearing - Front, back, inside, outside, inserts - she did all of that. Canilao invited the Bowerbirds up to her installation to perform a couple songs and even built them a little stage in the form of a hut.

For their performance, the Bowerbirds experimented with their sound in markedly different way. Known for their mostly acoustic set up, this time around they've swapped in some synthesizers and drum pads and had some fun messing around with their arrangements. The result is still as beautiful as their dynamic live show (which if you haven't seen them live is absolutely incredible) and virtually flawless new record. Check out the band's performances of "Overcome with Light", "Walk the Furrows", "Death Wish", "In the Yard", and "Brave World" in this two part video set of the Bowerbirds in Canilao's installation.

Bowerbirds x Monica Canilao at the Lightbox Pt. 1 from All Our Noise on Vimeo.

Bowerbirds Live at The Lightbox / Pt. 2 from All Our Noise on Vimeo.

You can read more about Monica Canilao's installation as well as view some pictures here.

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