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Bowerbirds Launch Kickstarter To Build Home and Recording Studio

Money Will Also Help Record Next Album

Dec 10, 2012
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Since the band's inception in 2005, Bowerbirds duo Phil Moore and Beth Tacular have given up a lot to pursue their folk-inspired musical aspirations. Having an actual home to live in has been one of their biggest sacrifices, going for years without running water, electricity, air conditioning through miserable summers, or a reliable source of heat through harsh winters, making due at various points by holing up in an abandoned one-room schoolhouse, their own minivan or tent, and an AirStream trailer in the woods.

Through it all Moore and Tacular have been slowly building a place of their own, a cabin in the woods with its own built-in recording studio. After nine months of touring the pair have returned to their incomplete home and are making one last push to get it complete so that they get started on their next record. Looking for help in the endeavor Moore and Tacular have turned to their fans and Kickstarter to help finish plastering the walls, install electricity, and set up the recording equipment.

In a statement by the band "There is a certain magic that you can only get when working alone, on your own time, but which can sometimes be offset by less fidelity in the recordings, if you don't have good enough equipment to work with. That's why we want to be able to work in our own space, with a modest amount of good recording equipment, so we can work when the inspiration strikes, and make final recordings at any step in the process, rather than making detailed demos, and then having to start over to make final recordings.  We believe that recording our music in a place we created especially for that purpose, by ourselves, will result in better, more inspired, recordings, for less money and in less time, than it would to make an album in rented space, on rented time."

In exchange for donations (the pledge count is currently sitting at around $14,000 of its $28,000 goal) the band will be providing all kinds of giveaways including an EP of unreleased Bowerbirds tracks, early downloads to future Bowerbird records, band posters, a magical amulet, dish cloths, handwritten lyrics, guitar lessons, relationship advice, and even a tour of the cabin when it's finished.

Click below to watch the band's campaign trailer, and head over here to pledge. 




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