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Bowerbirds will record their next album, and Phil's new side project, Island Dweller, in an earth-friendly hand-built recording studio.
Bowerbirds will record their next album, and Phil's new side project, Island Dweller, in an earth-friendly hand-built recording studio.
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    1. Bowerbirds Creator on February 24, 2017

      Edward, yes please send us your new address.

    2. Bowerbirds Creator on February 24, 2017

      Hi Billy. Thank so much, we are glad you like the Tuskha record, and thank you especially for your generous donation! We are finishing all this music and prizes, albeit a lot slower than we originally intended. xo

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      Billy Burke on February 24, 2017

      Phil and Beth (and Autry)
      I was very glad and surprised to see the Tuskha project was available for download. I've been listening all morning. As you can see, I've not been paying a great deal of attention to the project page (as I'm about 6 months behind the release) A different contribution got me thinking of you both and this project. I was so pleased to see the updates and the new music. The liner notes that included a special thank you to the Billy and Lisa Burke Foundation brought an incredible smile to my face. I wish it were nearly as impressive as it sounds. :-)
      Wishing all three of you health and happiness and really look forward to any new BowerBirds.

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      Edward Gonzales on August 20, 2016

      Glad to hear Autry's is now doing well! And having backed the project, I'm of course excited to hear the latest from Tushka and Bowerbirds! However, throughout my own moves and life changes in the last few years, I did not receive anything in the mail from the project. Would it be possible to message my new address? Thanks! Ed

    5. Bowerbirds Creator on June 17, 2016

      Joshua Carlon, sorry to just be seeing your question. Tuskha is the new name of Island Dweller.

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      Robert McMillan on November 4, 2015

      Ditto on all the positive responses here! The music is the thing...and the thing means so much to so many. The new Tuskha release is a beauty. Excited for more music to come! Much love to you both and Autry.

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      JACQUELYN ST AUBYN on November 4, 2015

      Dallas, people. DALLAS!

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      Joshua Carlon on September 10, 2015

      Noticed that Phil is touring with a new project called Tuskha. Any chance this is related to the Island Dweller project? Thanks!

    9. Bowerbirds Creator on February 3, 2015

      Much love to all of you. Thank you Arjun and Alexandra, and all the rest of you who are being so understanding. It means so much to us.

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      Arjun Grewal on February 2, 2015

      First of all, congratulations on having your baby! I know you were supposed to send me a necklace or bracelet, but I am commenting today just to let you know you do not have to do that. I would rather you save your time and money and focus on the big changes in your life. I wish you three the best!

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      Alexandra DeSiato on February 2, 2015

      Hey guys, just read your update. First--can't wait for new music, and the Island Dweller project sounds super fun, too. Next, quit feeling guilty! Your backers are not losing sleep waiting (and if they are, they probably need better things to do...) and meanwhile *y'all had a baby.* I mean, damn. That changes everything! HUGE CONGRATS on that, and I hope his existence in your lives has been nothing but wonderful. (It sounds like it.) So, in short: please do not stress. If it takes longer to see the fruits of our support, it will be all the sweeter when it happens. Focus on your little baby love and the creation of your amazing music (and hopefully some self-care! Parenting is hard work!) and we'll all still be here when life gets a rhythm that gives you a chance to wrap this up. <3

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      Joshua Carlon on January 5, 2015

      Dying to know how the new album is coming along. Spent the weekend curled up with the back catalog and can't wait for the new one!

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      Howard Smith on April 9, 2014

      Hi there. Hate to nag but it's been over a year since this was completed and nothing has headed my way yet.....Howard.

    14. Bowerbirds Creator on August 3, 2013

      Thank you Janelle! Howard, I was just thinking about your jacket on our walk today. I'm a little behind on hand made prizes, but I have definitely not forgotten our sweet Ramone. He will have his little jacket in time for Autumn, promise.

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      Howard Smith on July 30, 2013

      Hey. Can't remember what the schedule was but will you still be making the dog jacket for Ramone? Hope all is going well. Howard.

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      Janelle Borrego on June 28, 2013

      I'm incredibly proud to have supported this project, not only because of the significance of this of feat for the band and for independents artists alike but because of the individuals that make up this specific group. I consider it a privilege to provide a some help to such good natured people and allow them to create their work under their conditions. So I offer a humble "thank you".

    17. Bowerbirds Creator on April 17, 2013

      Hi Kaitlin. It's not too late. Don't worry. Please just let us know your new address in one of these messages, and we will put a note on your order.

      thank you!

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      Kaitlin Butler on April 17, 2013

      I've got a new address for my amulet to be sent to (if it's not too late :-)). How should I do that?


    19. Bowerbirds Creator on April 12, 2013

      Hi Barb and Scott. So sorry you haven't gotten your prize yet. There was a backorder issue with a few items for our kickstarter rewards, including some of the vinyls, and also a snafu with your extra prize (the Spice and Olive pins), where when we were making them, all the pins got glued shut and we had to redo them. Your prize should be going out on Monday!

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      Barb and Scott McLongstreet on April 11, 2013

      Just wondering when we might see our pledge prize?

    21. Bowerbirds Creator on January 27, 2013

      Hi Dirk! It's unfortunately too late to add to your order. It does seem like a lot of people missed out on the opportunity to get the live album, because they didn't find out about it until too late, so we may offer the live album to people later, after the kickstarter supporters get it.

      If you'd like to be added to our email newsletter, you'll find out first about when that is available. go here:

      We'll let you know when it's available for people who didn't get it through kickstarter.


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      dirk kusters on January 25, 2013

      How can i add the live album to the pledge i already made???

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      Allyson Mellberg Taylor on December 20, 2012

      Love you guys! Wish we could do more! Good luck! xoxox A & J & M

    24. Visual Baker on December 10, 2012

      Hope you continue creating more inspiring music… can't wait to get the vinyl collection. Good luck and come to Chile!

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      JCVerrall on December 5, 2012

      Beth & Phil, best of luck.....I hope everything goes well - I can't wait to hear the new material.

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      John Powers on December 5, 2012

      great video and great cause- keep making things!

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      Philip Mancuso on December 5, 2012

      Glad to help out. Can't wait to hear what's next!

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      Leslie Shelton on December 5, 2012

      Sending you all love and positive thoughts! This college students is a little low on funds, but I pledged what I could. :) Best of luck and can't wait to hear the new music!

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      luis imperiale on December 5, 2012

      yes!!! thanks for your music! love from spain!

    30. NotMicky Dollenz on December 5, 2012

      Good luck guys, sensible with good taste in music people will help!