Leah Greenblatt
June 12, 2009 AT 10:54 PM EDT

Pastoral Southern folkies Bowerbirds won some lovely acclaim for their 2007 debut Hymns for a Dark Horse — including praise from indie darlings John Darnielle and Justin Vernon, who took the band on tour with their respective acts the Mountain Goats and Bon Iver.

Now, the North Carolina duo is gearing up to release their second album, The Upper Air, on July 7, before embarking on a summer tour, which includes a stop at the Pitchfork Music Festival next month, and the Music Mix has an exclusive stream for you of the song “Beneath Your Tree” — a accordian-laced back-porch jam to transport you right out of the air-conditioned halogen hum of your office cubicle:

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Conor Oberst, M. Ward and Jim James form supergroup Monsters of Folk
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Thao and Justin Power with the Portland Cello Project: A Music Mix Pick

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