MP3: Tuck The Darkness In by Bowerbirds
With new album The Clearing out in a few months, the Bowerbirds are warming up the promo machine by giving away the opening track for free. Picking up where the band left off on their previous (and excellent) album Upper Air, “Tuck The Darkness In” starts out with the North Carolinian folkies sticking close to their strengths: vaguely pastoral lyrics sung in earnest backed by some gentle guitar strums. But the beautifully paced song slowly reveals that the band has picked up a few new tricks, and by the song’s latter half the Bowerbirds have swept the listener into a controlled frenzy of mellotron, strings, and lush vocal harmonies. Grab the mp3 below.
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