Monday, October 10, 2011
Don't know much
I don't know much about the Howling Bells, other than a cursory read-through on the Wikipedia, and hearing the new song on the NME site, which prompted an immediate purchase of their "The Loudest Engine". They play a pretty exquisite mix of blues-based country rock mixed with shoe-gazey psychedelia. I see people mentioning folk, and yes, there are accoustic guitars, but I'm thinking that might be some laziness on the journalists' part. I'm hearing something more akin to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club meets Mazzy Star, out at Rancho De La Luna. I'm prefectly willing to admit if I'm missing something, and I really don't know very much about the band, and I've not heard anything but this record-however, what more do I need to know than that I like it?
I will learn more, of course, but in the meantime, I think I'm going to listen...