White Owl Red (from the album Existential Frontiers available on Hush Mouse Records)
White Owl Red watch feathers fly when the band chicken scratch guitar notes and let the music takes flight on their recent release, Existential Frontiers. The album opens with the title track, the story of “Existential Frontiers” spilling out in a jumble of fairy tale characters and street denizens on a rock’n’roll stream of consciousness. Country Blues slaps out a personal resume and a goodbye note when White Owl Red hop on a honky tonk beat for “Take a Good Luck” as Existential Frontiers stays close to home with the front porch toast in “Good Morning Moonshine” as it feels the amped-up heartbeat of “Love Her Still” and make a mantra of “More More More” over a desert psychedelia trance beat.
Lyrics for the songs come from the pen of White Owl Red mainstay, Josef McManus, his words taking the path of poetry in the tales, expressed with a literary tone as he sketches a picture of “Hand-Me-Down Girl” with a well-defined stage setting and offers a DIY-guide for destruction as he attempts methods of coping in “Everything But Crying”. Indecision holds the characters in “Wishing You Well” in the same rolling rhythm as the beat while White Owl Red light the torches of dissent with the spark from electric guitars in “Union Fight Song”. White Owl Red make a one-minute elevator pitch as “I’m a Saint” packs its message into a little over sixty seconds while Existential Frontiers sets a Country ramble under the pleas of “Star-Crossed Lover”.
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