Bowerbirds @ BV-SXSW 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)

After a few quiet, hot summer months at home, we will return to the road this fall for select dates. Starting at Hopscotch [in Raleigh, NC], our hometown music festival, we will drive our ramshackle tour van around a bit in the balmier days of early fall....Then we are back to hammering the last nails into our cabin and chopping wood for our winter supply. [Bowerbirds]

Bowerbirds have been spending summer 2010 much like summer '09, which they documented in a video for their song "Northern Lights," posted below. The film catches the group at Ten Mile Lake in Hackensack, MN, where they skip stones, sit on their porch, look at the stars and generally commune with their idyllic surroundings.

As it says above, Bowerbirds be on tour this fall, with a schedule that includes an October 12th show at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are on AmEx presale now; general sale starts Friday at noon.

Two MP3s from their most recent record, 2009's Upper Air, are above.

All tour dates and a video are below...

Bowerbirds - 2010 Tour Dates
Sep 10 Pour House Raleigh, NC
Sep 24 Mohawk Austin, TX
Sep 25 Oysterfest Frisco, TX
Oct 11 Black Cat Washington, DC
Oct 12 Bowery Ballroom NY, NY
Oct 13 Castaways Ithaca, NY
Oct 14 Iron Horse Tavern Northampton, MA