Bowerbirds Fly Into Upper Air This July

April 23, 2009  |  4:25pm
The Bowerbirds dreamt up their first album deep in the North Carolina woods, where guitarist/vocalist Phil Moore and multi-instramentalist Beth Tacular were building a cabin of reclaimed timber. But with fame they were forced out of their cottage and onto the national stage, and this summer they'll one-up themselves with an ambitious international tour. The best part of this news is that the European jaunt will be in support of a new LP, Upper Air, due for release July 7. 

Armed with a full catalogue of instruments, a heavy slavic downbeat and multi-layered choruses of syncopated harmonies, Upper Air is a promising second album. The trio seems to be poking their heads out of a forest canopy, Frodo-style, and feeling the wind for the first time as the lyrics soar up beyond the trees and into the windy, rollicking atmosphere.


Tour dates:

April
25 - Washington, D.C. @ Rock and Roll Hotel  w/ Bell
26 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ First Unitarian Chapel  w/ Bell (early show and late show)
27 - New York City, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge w/ Lost in the Trees, La Strada, Bell
28 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Monkeytown - (Early) w/ Bell
28 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Monkeytown - (Late) w/ Bell
30 - Cambridge, Mass. @ TT The Bear's Place w/ Sarah RabDAU, Bell

May
1 - Montreal, Quebec @ Il Motore w/ La Strada
2 - Toronto, Ontario @ The Drake Hotel w/ La Strada
4 - Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas w/ La Strada
5 - Bloomington, Ind. @ Bear's Place w/ La Strada
6 - Newport, Ky. @ The Southgate House - Parlour w/ La Strada
7 - Asheville, N.C. @ The Rocket Club   w/ La Strada
8 - Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Local 506 w/ Wes Phillips, La Strada
22 - Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
23 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
24 - Brussels, Belgium @ Maison Des Musiques
25 - Paris, France @ Point Fmr
26 - London, United Kingdom @ Borderline
27 - Nantes, France @ Spoutnik
28 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Festival
29 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Festival
30 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Festival

June
1 - Carpi, Italy @ Mattatoia
2 - Pisa, Italy @ Caracol
3 - Basel, Switzerland @ Volkshaus
4 - Zurich, Switzerland @ El Lokal
5 - Ebensee, Austria @ Kino
6 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena

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