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Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons
MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
There is something magnetic, vulnerable, dangerous, and electric about Angela Perley that has been causing a lot of buzz around the artist and her band The Howlin’ Moons lately. Perley’s band features longtime friends Billy Zehnal and Chris Connor on bass and lead guitar and Jeff Martin on drums. Since their incarnation in 2009, the band has released four EPs (Black Cat, Yellow Moon, Fireside, and Nowhere is Now Here) and one album (Hey Kid) on Vital Music USA. The group’s latest release and debut album, Hey Kid (Jan 2014), has been catching praise in the U.S. and the UK from tastemakers including American Songwriter Magazine, Magnet Magazine, PopDose, Americana UK, Maverick Magazine, has made several “best of 2014” lists, and has been gaining steady grassroots radio play in both the U.S. and Europe.
“Perley brings some Karen O rock & roll swagger to the thriving Americana scene, and the Moons add some ferocious Nick Zinner worthy guitar prowess to the affair. This entire album is one big hell to the yeah yeah yeah. Hey Kid came out in January and steadily built 12 months of constant rotation in my playlist. Be careful when driving to this album, you’re bound to get a speeding ticket. Dreamy ‘Athens’ was the divine first single, but the ferocious ‘Hurricane’ sealed the deal to land this album squarely among the year’s best. Even on the quieter tracks, Perley & Co. are absolutely captivating.”- PopDose