Monday, April 27th, 2009
CONTEST – Bowerbirds @ The Drake Underground – May 2, 2009
Dead OceansExhaustion was cited as the reason North Carolinan folk outfit Bowerbirds had to cancel their scheduled Fall 2008 tour in support of Calexico – including the November Toronto date – and it’s understandable why. They’d been on the road constantly all year in both North America and Europe in support of their debut, Hymns For A Dark Horse, and just had to take a break.
But they’re feeling better and refreshed and are embarking on a Spring tour that will take them and their elegant, percussive and harmony-laden folkery through many of the markets they didn’t make it to in the Fall, including a stop at the Drake Underground in Toronto this Saturday night, May 2. And in addition to selections from Dark Horse, expect to hear new material from their just-announced sophomore album Upper Air, which will be out July 7.
Courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got a couple pairs of passes to see Bowerbirds at The Drake on Saturday to give away. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to see Bowerbirds” in the subject and your full name in the body. Contest will close at midnight, April 30.
Diamondback Online has an interview with the band.