Another set of Owls descend upon the music scene (Created June 27, 2013)
Following in the fowl-ish footsteps of Owl City, The Owls, Freak Owls and the Hoot Hoots, there comes Wake Owl. Fronted by Colyn Cameron, who splits his time between Vancouver, Canada and Portland, Oregon, the band's scintillating folk-rock sound has become a pleasin' reason for fans to tune their ears North by Northwest.
Those insomniacs (or as puns will allow, Nocturnals) will enjoy the six-song EP from the group titled "Wild Country," which makes for a soothing listen thanks to its rolling acoustic guitar, rich pedal steel and the use of an electric organ, violins and the piano. It all makes for a plush and beautiful sound from the newcomers, with the title track captivating and the punchy "You'll Never Go" two of the standout tracks. Plus the powerful "Gold" has been featured on the ABC drama "Grey's Anatomy," making it a hit in its own right.
The best thing about Wake Owl is undoubtedly Cameron's raspy vocals – odd when you consider he grew up mostly into hip hop. It wasn't until he picked up a guitar and began writing songs that he got away from rapping verses to "anyone who would listen." He also found his time at Emerson College (where he studied organic agriculture) to be to a catalyst for his music. Upon his return to Vancouver, he played in a number of bands before deciding to begin his own journey.
Wild Country bowed nationwide on January 29, 2013 through Vagrant Records. They have upcoming concerts on their schedule throughout the US and Canada.
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