I See Hawks in L.A. (from the album Hawks with Good Intentions available on Western Seeds Records)
When I See Hawks in LA titled their 2006 release California Country, the SoCal based band put the style and the sound into worldwide conversation. Using harmonies, electric and acoustic instrumentation, literary verses, and choruses big as the west coast shoreline, I See Hawks in LA gave the genre a soundtrack. The Hawks met Liverpool, England-based duo, The Good Intentions, playing Pappy & Harriet’s in the California high desert, continuing to play and co-write with the band both in the UK and the US. The results of vocal and writing collaborations is the recently released, Hawks with Good Intentions, the album continuing a sonic lineage of a Country music unique to the cosmic air of the Southern California mountains, deserts, and ocean.
The Good Intentions, R. Peter Davies and Gabrielle Monk, join voices with The Hawks lead singer Rob Waller adding to the harmonies of Paul Lacques (guitar) and Paul Marshall (bass). The rhythm of the rails sway in waltz time as Peter and Rob trade lead vocals, making their way home in “Rolling the Boxcars” while the ¾ time stays in place as Hawks with Good Intentions gazes down into an L.A. River homeless encampment for “Flying Now”. The bands carpool to the back streets of Memphis with “White Cross” and view the devastation of CA wildfires from a distance in “Hills of Fire”. The stories of I See Hawks in LA and The Good Intentions are as rich as the harmonies they create. Hawks with Good Intentions introduces “Rambling Girl” as its story champions an independent woman while the guitars stir sonic clouds for the noir tale featured in the murder ballad “Things Like These” and build a rhythm out of the scratchy chords for “Steel Rails”.
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