Brown Bird Stream “Nine Eyes” Via Alarm

Mar. 26, 2013, Providence, R.I. – Brown Bird, the Rhode Island indie-folk duo who release their new album Fits of Reason on Apr. 2 (Supply & Demand Music), are currently streaming “Nine Eyes” via Alarm (  The pair has also added an additional leg of tour dates to their already extensive North American run, which includes performances at both the Stagecoach and Sasquatch Festivals.
The new dates kick off May 3 in Chapel Hill and primarily cover the Southeastern and Western United States with a May 16 taping for eTown in Boulder.  Brown Bird previously announced dates throughout the rest of the country, which are listed below.
The Boston Phoenix, in their final issue, said of the band and new album: “Brown Bird, a boundary-pushing Americana duo from Rhode Island, make music that touches upon that can’t-put-my-finger-on-it amalgamation of past and future sounds.  Their reductive semi-electric folk – slightly overdriven guitar, violin, upright bass, foot percussion, wicket tight harmonies – is deceptively simple in its toe-tapping-ness, though in fact it is frequently reminiscent of ‘30s-era Ellington flirting with Cuban and Middle Eastern tropes in a proverbially dusty middle-America barn.”
Brown Bird is currently streaming “Seven Hells,” the lead track from Fits of Reason via SoundCloud, which can be heard here:
New tour dates:
May 3                         Chapel Hill, NC         Local 506
May 4                         Asheville, NC           Isis
May 6                         Atlanta, GA              The Earl
May 7                         Athens, GA              The Melting Point
May 8                         Birmingham, AL       Bottletree
May 9                         New Orleans, LA       Siberia
May 10                       Houston, TX             Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
May 11                       Austin, TX                Stubb’s JR
May 12                       Ft. Worth, TX           Live Oak
May 14                       Albuquerque, NM      Low Spirits
May 16                       Boulder, CO             eTown
May 17                       Denver, CO              Larimer Lounge
May 18                       Salt Lake City, UT     State Room
May 22                       Los Angeles, CA        The Satellite
May 23                       San Francisco, CA     Independent
May 31                       Chicago, IL               Do Division Festival
Previously announced tour dates:
March 9                      Portsmouth, RI          Common Fence
March 23                    Albany, NY                The Linda
April 3                        Northampton, MA       Parlor Room (2 shows)
April 4                        Burlington, VT            Higher Ground
April 5                        Providence, RI           The Met
April 6                        Portsmouth, NH         The Press Room
April 9                        New Haven, CT          Lily Pad’s
April 10                      Harrisburg, PA            Fed Live
April 11                      Pittsburgh, PA            Club Cafe
April 12                      Ann Arbor, MI            The Ark
April 13                      Bloomington, IN         The Bishop
April 16                      Charlottesville, VA      The Southern
April 17                      Richmond, VA            Strange Matter
April 18                      Asbury Park, NJ          The Saint
April 19                      Boston, MA                 Brighton Music Hall
April 20                      Portland, ME               One Longfellow Square (2 shows)
April 28                      Indio, CA                    Stagecoach Festival
May 24                       Yosemite, CA              Strawberry Festival
May 27                       George, WA                Sasquatch Festival
June 2                        Nelsonville, OH           Nelsonville Festival