BOWERBIRDS Prep New LP, UPPER AIR, For July Release

We are pleased to announce the first details of BOWERBIRDS second long player, Upper Air, which will be available on July 7th (UK Release: July 6). The band is embarking on tours of both the US and Europe prior to the album’s release, performing new material for fans on both sides of the pond.

Upper Air is the product of months spent away from nature and away from home, touring endlessly with the likes of Bon Iver, Phosphorescent and John Vanderslice and on their own, on both sides of the Atlantic. The fodder for songwriting has changed, and so have the songs. Upper Air moves away from the singular sound and sentiment; 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. Usually though, it is just a few of these instruments delicately supporting Moore’s voice, the anchor of every song. 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.

See all upcoming Bowerbirds tour dates HERE.

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Bear in Heaven
Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel

Bishop Allen
Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's  w/ JBM

Frog Eyes
Boston, MA - Cafe 939  w/ PS I Love You

Strand of Oaks
Kansas City, MO - Riot Room  w/ Christopher Denny

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