It's been a little bit since we've posted any sort of concert updates on this here blog. It's also been a couple of years since we first met Phil Moore and Beth Tacular of Bowerbirds, when they crooned a stellar set opening up for Megafaun at Beachland Tavern. For those that have followed along the Bowerbirds journey, each new release has done a couple of things. First, the nature-driven lyrical imagery has remained constant. There are usually points in each record where listeners just slow the fuck down and let the landscape of foliage and seasonal shifting envelope them. All at once poignant and calming, the lyricism reigns supreme over each release. Secondly, each album has grown a bit in sound. The sonics of The Clearing are a little more fleshed out and uptempo than in Upper Air, where the stripped down classical was doubled up with Tacular's accordion in most tracks. The new record manages to move more briskly with better production, without sacrificing the incredible maturity in songwriting that has launched the duo this far. All of this to add that we're excited the folks over at Dead Oceans announced new tour dates, with Cleveland on the list.
Mark Tuesday, June 12th on your calendars at Beachland Tavern.
In related news, if you are one of Bowerbirds' thirty-seven new agents, let the rock stars know we will have a cooler stocked and Brian will make some vegan chili. It's not your average vegan chili, neither.