Howlin Rain “Missouri” Video Out Now, New Album ‘The Alligator Bride’ Due 6/8 – MOTR Pub On 7/22

Howlin Rain
Howlin Rain

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Howlin Rain
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Howlin Rain have released a video for “Missouri,” the latest single off their fifth album, The Alligator Bride,’ due June 8 via Silver Current Records. Premiered here today by the band’s Oakland hometown alternative-weekly East Bay Express, singer/guitarist/lead howler Ethan Miller tells the outlet: “The mission with the ‘Missouri’ video was to capture the live energy of the band, which I think we did quite nicely. The energy is always high and together there’s always a feeling of the band as a single entity being on the brink of eruption. When we get on stage that energy just goes through the roof. It’s such a joy to feel those guys whipping up around me like cyclones!”

Since their debut in 2006, Howlin Rain have seen as many highs, lows and wild adventures as any great American rock band. They’ve performed to worldwide audiences, enlisted a megastar producer and label, moved on from said megastar producer and label, and ultimately embraced a DIY spirit. The ensemble is led by Ethan Miller who at any given moment pivots between several projects, each a different facet of his sun-scorched California vision. From the pastoral psych jams of his celebrated Sub Pop band Heron Oblivion, to the scuzz punk freakouts of Feral Ohms, to the sprawling, analog ambience of The Odyssey Cult, to his various books of poetry, Miller cuts a renaissance figure in madman’s garb, howling at the moon and cranking out handmade masterpieces. With his imprint, Silver Current Records, he carefully oversees all curation, recording, graphic design and distribution.

To date, Howlin Rain have released two singles from ‘The Alligator Bride’: “The Wild Boys” is a sprawling, eight-minute, tour-de-force, while title track, “Alligator Bride,” was described by NPR Musicas “full-on Crazy Horse mode, as big guitar chords are lashed with feedback.” The third single “Missouri” will be released Friday, June 1 at all music streaming outlets.

Howlin Rain embark on a 28-date cross-country U.S. tour, in support of ‘The Alligator Bride,’ that begins this Saturday, June 2 in Joshua Tree, CA.

Tour Dates:

June 2 – Joshua Tree, CA – Desert + Denim
June 5 – Long Beach, CA – Fingerprints Music ++
June 6 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
June 7 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer ++
June 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccon //
June 9 – Sonoma Valley, CA – Huichica Music Festival
June 10 – Tahoe, NV – Crystal Bay Club Red Room
June 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
June 13 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
June 15 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
June 16 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
July 11 – Washington, DC – DC9 **
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas **
July 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ^^
July 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ^^
July 15 – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups
July 17 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room **
July 18 – Davenport, IA – Raccoon Motel **
July 19 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry, **
July 20 – Milwaukee, WI– The Cooperage **
July 21 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern **
July 22 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub **
July 23 – Detroit, MI – El Club **
July 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe **
July 25 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern **
July 26 – Northampton, MA – The Root Cellar **
July 27 – Jersey Hall, NJ – Monty Hall **
August 1 – Chico, CA – Naked Lounge

++ with Mapache
// with BRONCHO
** with Mountain Movers
^^ with Grateful Shred, Mapache