Bowerbirds/Megafaun Tour


Two of the best albums you're likely to hear in 2009 are just around the corner. Bowerbirds's sophomore release, Upper Air arrives July 7 on Dead Oceans, and Megafaun's second helping, Gather, Form & Fly will be released by the Hometapes label on July 21. To celebrate, the likeminded bands will hit the road for an extensive North American tour.

Each harnesses a sound that's both adventurous yet readily appealing, something homespun if you're home contained a lab full of wild artifacts and a host of whispering ghosts. Each writes great songs, as witnessed by their stellar forthcoming new slabs, but also knows how to stretch and texture things to give them a fresh feel. This is a special pairing likely to create shimmering evenings where music is held and cherished in a really cool way.

Get a taste of the new Megafaun with "The Fade" at their MySpace page and the Bowerbirds' "Northern Lights" over here - two really glorious songs that make one sigh in a sweet way.

Bowerbirds/Megafaun Summer Tour Dates
07/06/09 Washington, DC - Black Cat
07/07/09 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
07/10/09 Providence, RI - Club Hell
07/11/09 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
07/12/09 Cambridge, MA - TT The Bear's Place
07/13/09 Montreal QC, Canada - La Sala Rossa
07/14/09 Toronto ON, Canada - Sneaky Dees
07/15/09 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
07/16/09 Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room at The Crofoot
07/17/09 Indianapolis, IN - Vollrath Tavern
07/20/09 Iowa City, IA - The Mill
07/21/09 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
07/22/09 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
07/26/09 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
07/27/09 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
07/29/09 Vancouver BC, Canada - The Biltmore Cabaret
07/30/09 Seattle, WA - Triple Door
07/31/09 Anacortes, WA - Department of Safety
08/01/09 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
08/03/09 San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord
08/04/09 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
08/05/09 San Diego, CA - Casbah
08/06/09 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
08/10/09 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
08/12/09 Denton, TX - Hailey's
08/13/09 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
08/14/09 Houston, TX - Walter's On Washington
08/15/09 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
08/16/09 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
08/17/09 Atlanta, GA - The Earl

[Published on: 5/31/09]

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