Mount Moriah, Bowerbirds
Cat’s Cradle
Dec. 8, 2012

Saturday brought one of the more anticipated local performances in recent memory to the Cat’s Cradle. Mount Moriah stirring up recent buzz around their signing to Merge Records and the announcement of their next release, Miracle Temple debuted a handful of rich and powerful new songs. And headlining were the Bowerbirds, fresh off of a nine-month tour and returning to the Cradle for the first time since their CD release for The Clearing in March.

While Mount Moriah played several selections off their new disc, you’ll have to see them live to hear those before the Feb. 26 release. One highlight was watching the often unheralded duo of Casey Toll and James Wallace locking in the tight drum and bass sound most noticeable during this driving version of “Social Wedding Rings.”

Later in the set and between debuting new songs, the group mixed in a stirring cover of Richard and Linda Thompson’s “I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight.”

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