The Bowerbirds hail from Raleigh, North Carolina in the USA. They peddle their own brand of acoustic guitar driven Americana with the occasional strings and upright piano thrown in. Their new album Hymns for a Dark Horse invokes the late-in-the-afternoon sitting on the porch with a homemade beverage in your hand feel. The band claims that they sound like "tiny pebbles being dropped into fishtank", and in a way they do. They won't scare the fish away with their songs. Soothing sounds, crystal clear production. The lyrics are a bit hippie, but hey, they care about the preservation of the planet and who could disagree with that.
The Bowerbirds are on Burly Time Records. Release date: July 10.