Followup to their
acclaimed Vagrant album Ain’t Too Bright.
By Blurt Staff
Electric Owls announce the release of CULLOWHEE SONGS EP,
available November 9 through
all digital outlets. The 4-song EP was recorded over the last two months at
Electric Owls leader Andy Herod’s
home studio in Asheville, North Carolina.
“We’d been playing
a few of these songs live over the last year so this EP was an attempt to
finally get them recorded and out,” noted Herod, in a statement. “I also wanted to release something that I
recorded and produced myself from home, so I thought an EP was a good way to
The EP will also be released on 7″ vinyl and only available at upcoming Electric Owls shows
or directly through their website. The
vinyl package will include a digital download code with original screen-printed
artwork created by Herod.
Fans can check out a stream of “When I Was A Flood” at the band’s website.
Cullowhee Songs features multi-instrumentalist
Herod on mouth harp, banjo, keys, xylophone, accordion, guitar, shakers, and
more, while Matt and Krum Rumley join on bass and
drums, Nick Campbell on
guitar, and Shane Connerty also
The EP was mixed at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, the same place that
Electric Owls debut album, Ain’t
Too Bright (2009, Vagrant) was recorded. No less a (cough)
musical authority than BLURT enthused over the album, calling it a “charmingly
eclectic, dreamily melodic and hook-laden album of pop songs. The subject
matter is romantically personal but filled with the kind of lyrical touches
that mark a talented songwriter.”