SECCA is thrilled to host a special evening with Bowerbirds, live in concert for SECCA's 65th Birthday Party!
Saturday, October 02, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Back Lawn
SECCA is throwing a 65th birthday party, and you're invited! Join us on the SECCA back lawn for a special musical performance by Bowerbirds, Southern-inspired and locally-sourced dinner by Y'all Supper Club, history-inspired cocktails by Ginger Fox Beverage, an afterparty with DJ Jonathan Kirby and desserts by Flava Hut Foods, and a few more surprises...
General tickets are $25 and include admission to the concert and afterparty. VIP tickets are $100 and include dinner, open bar during dinner hours, and a limited edition poster celebrating SECCA's 65th birthday. Tickets on sale NOW!
becalmyounglovers is as much a return as it is a farewell. Phil Moore's first Bowerbirds album since 2012 is an artifact of transition, a domino effect of doors closing and Moore stumbling headfirst into the uncertainty of what comes after a life fundamentally changes.
In the eight years between the Bowerbirds' last album, The Clearing, and becalmyounglovers, Moore had stopped frequent touring and dipped into domesticity for the first time in his adult life. In that time, he had also had a child, spent a couple years working 9-5, and, the main thread typing becalmyounglovers together, split with his partner of 15 years, Beth Tacular, who'd performed alongside him in Bowerbirds since the project's inception. Grappling with his identity as a singular entity in the wake of a break-up is a through line here, outlined directly on "Can U Beleeb": "Now you're the shape that I've been molded to But who am I? And who are you?"
becalmyounglovers was written and recorded in bits by Phil Moore across six years, built with the help of his friends including Bon Iver drummer Matt McCaughan, Alex Bingham (Hiss Golden Messenger, T-Gold), and Mipso multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Libby Rodenbough. With additional group vocals by Chessa Rich, Joseph Terrell (Mipso) and Wood Robinson (Mipso). Drums were recorded by Ari Picker (Dante High, Lost In The Trees) at Goth Construction Studio in Chatham County, NC and the record was mixed and mastered by Zach Hansen at April Base out in Eau Claire, Wisconson.
Pieced together between Moore and Picker's respective strange, handmade structures out in heavily-wooded areas, becalmyounglovers offers dispatches from a distant rural universe, abuzz with the overgrowth of dreamy North Carolina forest.
But despite coming together across a span of years, the album unfolds with immediacy and urgency. For Moore, songwriting has always been a way to process what was happening in his personal life, and becalmyounglovers chronicles him sorting it out in real time.
becalmyounglovers also marks Bowerbirds' first record on Psychic Hotline, the new label from Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn.