Bowerbirds, The Clearing

Laura Leebove

By Laura Leebove

Managing Editor
on 12.05.12 in Reviews
Celebrating new beginnings

In “Overcome with Light,” Bowerbirds’ Phil Moore and Beth Tacular sing, “Yes, we had some hard work, but now it’s right.” Their lush third LP, The Clearing, is about unexpected challenges: Tacular’s near-death experience; the ending and rekindling of the couple’s relationship; building a home by hand. And despite all of that, they pulled through with their best work yet: clear, full instrumentation and a celebration of new beginnings.