Tuesday, February 28 2012
PopMatters previews some of March's most compelling new releases, including works from the Magnetic Fields, Julia Holter, Bowerbirds, and more.
Wednesday, March 14 2012
Folk outfit Bowerbirds' third album flirts with jazz and rock without clouding the rustic simplicity that first put the band on the map.
Tuesday, August 4 2009
Bowerbirds' approach hasn't changed much at all on their second album, but we're not complaining.
Tuesday, July 31 2007
Bowerbirds are getting some mileage out of being John Darnielle's "favorite new band in forever", but however they get the attention, they deserve it.
Thursday, June 7 2012
Even at its brightest moments, such as the appropriately-titled “Overcome with Light”, The Clearing feels dark. Each track seems to emerge out of a deep dusk, and none can free themselves entirely of the shadows. But it is in the midst of this very shroud of sorrow that the album stands as a testament to hope. -- Emma H. Sundstrom