Featured Bowerbirds stories

The 2013 Experience

The Year In Unconventional Album Launches, From artRave to Indiegogo To SNL

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget…
Chris DeVille | December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hey, our YouTube issues are finally solved! Thanks, YouTube! That means we get to actually post every last one of our picks for the week's…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Quit Your Day Job

Quit Your Day Job: Bowerbirds

Just because folks (and Mountain Goats) are buzzing about your band doesn't mean you can blow off work. Bowerbirds are suddenly everywhere, and each member…
Brandon Stosuy | July 11, 2007 - 4:21 pm

More Bowerbirds stories

Bowerbirds – “Sweet Moment” Video

Not two weeks since Bowerbirds released a video for "Overcome With Light", the North Carolina trio has released a follow-up, this one for "Sweet Moment,"
Michael Nelson | June 21, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Bowerbirds – “Overcome With Light” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

A few months ago, we posted the adorable, weirdly moving clip for "Tuck The Darkness In," a song from the North Carolina folkies Bowerbirds. They've…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Bowerbirds, Dry The River @ The Independent, SF 4/6/12

On Friday night, folksy indie rock standouts Bowerbirds played San Francisco's the Independent and Stereogum contributor Wilson Lee was there to snap some vivid pics…
Stereogum | April 9, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Bowerbirds – “Tuck The Darkness In” Video

In the video for Bowerbirds' gorgeous indie-folk ramble "Tuck The Darkness In," a little kid watches his father catch a fish and then goes off…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Stream Bowerbirds The Clearing (Stereogum Exclusive)

Next month, the reliably gorgeous Raleigh folk trio Bowerbirds will return with The Clearing, their third album, which they recorded partly in a cabin in…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2012 - 10:45 am

Bowerbirds – “In the Yard”

North Carolina's thought-provoking folkers (hereon: thought-profolkers) Bowerbirds are back with a new album this March. We've heard "Tuck The Darkness In," and today they've graciously…
Amrit Singh | January 30, 2012 - 12:52 pm

Bowerbirds – “Tuck The Darkness In”

In a few months, the North Carolina indie-folkers Bowerbirds will release the new album The Clearing, which was partly recorded in Bon Iver's Wisconsin studios.
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2011 - 10:40 am

Joanna Newsom/Bowerbirds @ Calvin College, Grand Rapids 3/12/10

The Have One On Me support shows started back in Australia, migrating Friday night to our end of the world for a North American kick…
Amrit Singh | March 15, 2010 - 5:06 pm

Bowerbirds – “Northern Lights” Video

North Carolina's Bowerbirds got affectingly environmental for '08s "In Our Talons" before performing three songs in an Austrian park without burning anything down. They return…
Brandon Stosuy | February 22, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Elvis Perkins In Dearland/Bowerbirds @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 12/4/09

As the year comes closer to end with endless gray skies, Elvis Perkins In Dearland's updated "Slow Doomsday" feels like an apropos soundtrack. Perkins &…
Brandon Stosuy | December 5, 2009 - 12:10 pm

Bowerbirds Do Three In A Park In Vienna

Raleigh, North Carolina's lovebirds Bowerbirds have given us one of the year's best songs in "Northern Lights." Download it. That track's sadly absent from this…
Amrit Singh | July 8, 2009 - 1:29 pm

New Bowerbirds – “Northern Lights”

With their debut, Bowerbirds emerged as a great new hope for tree-hugging folk, melodies strong enough to count Bon Iver a fan and mate, prose…
Amrit Singh | May 13, 2009 - 9:51 am

New Bowerbirds Video – “In Our Talons”

Warning: If you hate the environment, animals, and/or crying, please don't watch this. So, Bowerbirds. So good. The earthy folkers have always deeply impressed in…
Amrit Singh | August 12, 2008 - 3:41 pm