Bowerbirds: The Clearing

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Raleigh-based indie-folk band The Bowerbirds release their third record The Clearing on March 6th, 2012. To help you understand the album and why it is such a momentous achievement, I’ve excepted a paragraph from the band’s website:

The Clearing is more than a third record for the Bowerbirds. Between 2009’s Upper Air and this one, Beth nearly died after a mysterious illness that put her in the hospital. They rescued and adopted a dog that ran beneath their tour van’s tires. Beth and Phil even ended their long relationship but began it again after realizing that, despite their own shortcomings, they didn’t want to be with anyone else. Mostly, though, they returned to their cabin in the woods of North Carolina to nest—to make soup and walk dogs, to make art and write songs, to realize that this was their life and find contentment in it. For the Bowerbirds, The Clearing represents the perfect realization of a fresh, timely outlook. Here, there’s acceptance with ambition, patience with aspirations, understanding with intelligence. On The Clearing, Phil and Beth sing of the best and most important moments of their life and, in turn, create new ones.



Below, you can watch a trailer for their new album:


Also, listen to “In Our Talons,” one of my favorite songs from this talented group:



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