Friday, May 16, 2008


ARTIST / BAND: Bowerbirds

SONG (MP3): In Our Talons

ALBUM: Hymns For A Dark Horse

FILE UNDER: Acoustic / Americana /

LABEL: Dead Oceans

INFO: The members of Bowerbirds are "of the earth" in more ways than one. The group hails from rural North Carolina. Many of the songs on its recently released debut, Hymns for a Dark Horse (Burly Time), take as their subject matter things of this earth, and the destructive things humans do to them. And when the band plays live, as it did opening for John Vanderslice September 6 at Los Angeles's Troubadour, its music is very organic. That term can be too easily hurled around in our currently environmentally concerned culture, but with Bowerbirds, it fits.

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