Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The dam breaks…Bowerbirds and Megafaun live review up now…

And damn, he used, like, all of my photos.

It begins:

Banjos, accordions, fiddles, string bass...both Bowerbirds and Megafaun make use of the most traditional of backwoods instruments. Both root their sounds in a kind of barefoot simplicity, but neither is content to leave it there, instead taking flights in free verse, free jazz and three- and four-part harmony. The Bowerbirds end up with a kind of gypsy melancholic indie rock, striated with spiritual awareness, while Megafaun bounds from sound to sound, now string-band righteous, now wildly experimental, now pure California pop.


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