BOWERBIRDS TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA THIS SPRING Last night I dreamed we’d found a stand of trees Framing a pond and a field in between. And with a hammer and a blade and our four hands, Here’s what we made.

The logs we peeled and stacked in a ring, And then we crowned it, our tiny house, with tin.And by the fire, Flickering bronze and gold across your face, I heard you say:

It may not be a grand parade of snow capped peaks, No river silver-backed crashing through, But we have our black-haired babes running free Through the woods.

So begins Bowerbirds’ “In The Yard,” the second song off their forthcoming album, The Clearing, out March 6 on Dead Oceans. Throughout The Clearing, Bowerbirds’ Beth Tacular and Phil Moore share the best and most important moments of their life in the woods of North Carolina, and the wholehearted “In The Yard,” with its warmth, and acceptance, perfectly represents this. Bowerbirds previously shared album opener, “Tuck the Darkness In,” and now they give you a further peek into what lies ahead on this new album. The Clearing is a bigger record than Bowerbirds’ previous two releases, with bolder sounds, a broader scope, and more complicated songs. Never ceding to increased production demands, the guitars and strings, codas and bridges simply make their thoughts more urgent, more vital and more necessary, but not
one bit less permanent.



Bowerbirds tour North America and Europe this spring. A full list of dates is below. News of summer festival appearances will be announced in the coming weeks.

Download/listen to/share Bowerbirds’ “Tuck the Darkness In” –

Sat. March 17 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Sun. March 18 — Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle w/ Mandolin Orange
Mon. March 19 — Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern w/ Dry the River
Wed. March 21 — Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Dry the River
Thu. March 22 — Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Dry the River
Fri. March 23 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Dry the River
Sat. March 24 — Boston, MA @ Paradise w/ Dry the River
Mon. March 26 — Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa w/ Dry the River
Tue. March 27 — Toronto, ON @ The Garrison w/ Dry the River
Thu. March 29 — Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dry the River
Fri. March 30 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill (Mission Creek Festival) w/ Sharon Van Etten
Sat. March 31 — Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Centre w/ Dry the River
Tue. April 3 — Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/ Dry the River
Wed. April 4 — Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge w/ Dry the River
Fri. April 6 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Dry the River
Sat. April 7 — Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour w/ Dry the River
Sun. April 8 — San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Dry the River

Wed. April 11 — Austin, TX @ The Parish w/ Dry the River
Thu. April 12 — Dallas, TX @ The Loft w/ Dry the River
Sat. April 14 — Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree w/ Mandolin Orange
Sun. April 15 — Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/ Mandolin Orange
Fri. April 20 – Rotterdam, NL @ Motel Mozaique Festival
Sun. April 22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
Mon. April 23 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Slussen
Tue. April 24 – Goteborg, SE @Pusterviksbaren
Wed. April 25 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
Thu. April 26 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Fri. April 27 – Munich, DE @ Feierwerk
Sat. April 28 – Zurich, CH @ El Lokal
Mon. April 30 – Paris, FR @ Café De La Danse
Tue. May 1 Antwerp, BE @ Trix
Thu. May 3 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Fri. May 4 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
Sat. May 5 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Mon. May 7 – London, UK @ Cargo
Tue. May 8 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
Wed. May 9 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

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