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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.
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652 backers pledged $37,477 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Bowerbirds on February 3

      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.

    2. Creator Arjun Grewal on February 2

      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!

    3. Creator Alexandra DeSiato on February 2

      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

    4. Creator Joshua Carlon on January 5

      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!

    5. Creator 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.

    6. Creator Bowerbirds 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.

    7. Creator 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.

    8. Creator 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".

    9. Creator Bowerbirds 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!

    10. Creator 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?


    11. Creator Bowerbirds 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!

    12. Creator Barb and Scott McLongstreet on April 11, 2013

      Just wondering when we might see our pledge prize?

    13. Creator Bowerbirds 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.


    14. Creator dirk kusters on January 25, 2013

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

    15. Creator Allyson Mellberg Taylor on December 20, 2012

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

    16. Creator 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!

    17. Creator JCVerrall on December 5, 2012

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

    18. Creator John Powers on December 5, 2012

      great video and great cause- keep making things!

    19. Creator Philip Mancuso on December 5, 2012

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

    20. Creator 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!

    21. Creator luis imperiale on December 5, 2012

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

    22. Creator NotMicky Dollenz on December 5, 2012

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