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Rock: Americana Rock: Folk Rock Moods: Type: Lyrical Moods: Spiritual Folk: Folk-Rock

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Two Dark Birds

'Bow' is the third album from Two Dark Birds, the critically acclaimed band from Pakatakan Mountain in The Catskills. Bow is a cycle of songs about openings and awakenings, about the spirit of nature and the nature of spirit.

“Bow, the latest luminous and ambitious collection of poet-grade and quietly experimental folk music written by Steve Koester and performed by his loose assemblage of Catskill cronies. . . one begins to see the outline of a new, progressive Catskill sound of sorts. All hail!” - HV1

Recorded in Woodstock, NY with Chris Maxwell, Bow was written and performed by Steve Koester with the assistance of a group of Catskill musicians, including Jeff Lipstein (Lia Ices), Josh Roy Brown, Marco Benevento, Carrie Bradley (The Breeders), Sibel Finn (Silver Jews), Don Piper and Jason Mills.

Prior to Two Dark Birds, Koester also fronted the bands Maplewood, Koester & Punchdrunk, who altogether released eleven critically-acclaimed albums and toured extensively throughout the US and Europe. The music has been called “knockout gorgeous” and “timeless… great rock music” and has received glowing reviews everywhere from Fader and Nylon to The Village Voice and The NY Times, showing up on year-end “Best” lists in Magnet, Popmatters, Rhapsody, Disclaimer and more. Koester has also written, recorded and produced a wide variety of songs for film, commercials and TV.