Saturday, March 29, 2008

Howlin Rain - Wild Life



Howlin Rain's entry in the Oscillation III series from Lobed Records. Slightly more Comets on Fire than Howlin Rain, and Ben Chasny of Comets on Fire donated some lovely guitar work. Both tracks were recorded live. The first track is "an improvised meditation on Paul McCsrtney's original song", and the second track is a "completely improvised piece." I had my face completely rocked by them last night. It was depressingly empty, with maybe 15 of us watching. Maybe because it was in Pontiac and not Detroit, but it was sad to see the shitty opening band with more support than Citay or Howlin, and even sadder to hear the guitarist of Howlin tell me "I'm glad some people decided to stick around for our set." It wasn't an unspeakably amazing show like the first Comets on Fire gig I went to, but it's likely I'll never see a show that good ever again. Ethan Miller is a really nice dude, and I demanded him to repress the first Comets album on vinyl. He seemed pretty blown away when I told him the original always sells for over a hundred bucks on ebay. He cracked up and said "that's awesome, it literally took me $5 to record it." I bought this CD and a T-shirt from him, seeing as I need to make up for the 700 downloads of Magnificent Fiend that this blog provided. Anyways, lovely artwork brought to you by Miller's wife.

- Dan

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5 comments:

pamps said...

thank you for uploading this. I missed the chance to see them in Boston and I really wanted to grab this disc. You have a great blog too man. thanks for all the music.

Anonymous said...

i saw them in philly on sunday. 15 people there as well. still an amazing show

nicepooperzine said...

I also saw them in Philly and it was pretty sparse, attendance-wise. They only played for like 35 minutes, which was kind of a drag. Great 35 minutes though. "Wild Life" is great.

TW Cable said...
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TW Cable said...

this is brain-shattering, thanks for the upload. any chance of sharing the mick flower CD from the "oscillation iii" series? or at least the live tracks at the end...?