Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Willowz bring it on Home

The Willowz are back with their fourth release, titled Chautauqua, this time on Dim Mak Records. For those of you not familiar with the band, their sound is a boisterous mix of some throw-back sounds like Led Zeppelin, some more modern flavors such as The White Stripes (and even more-so The Raconteurs), some stylistic eccentricities of Primus or Modest Mouse, and the southern rock twang of [fill in the name of your favorite twangy southern rock band here]. Although the voice of Richie James Follin, the lead vocalist, falls a little short on the slow song Once In A While, it can also soar like Robert Plant's at points and then twist and turn in the next moment when given something to rock with. If you're up for a good old-fashioned (modernized) 60's rock revival, look no further than The Willowz.

The Willowz - Beware : Chautauqua

The Willowz - Jubilee : Chautauqua

Visit their website, their label Dim Mak, and become their friends on MySpace.


Led Zeppelin - Hot Dog : In Through the Out Door

The Raconteurs - Intimate Secretary : Live Session at BBC's Radio1 (studio version on Broken Boy Soldiers)

Modest Mouse - A Life Of Arctic Sounds : Suicide Squeeze Slaying Since 1996

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