The set’s 12 songs run the gamut from psychedelic garage rock to melodic pop and heartfelt country and Americana, while the lyrics reflect what Perley calls ‘more of an existential kind of thing, an internal, searching theme.’ Indeed, ‘Let Go’ fits that mold.
“4:30” creates a dreamy night-owl atmosphere, with arpeggiated guitars that underpin Angela Perley’s exploration of reflection and seeking self-acceptance. Taking her cues from timeless songwriters like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Patti Smith, she combines her delicate and dreamy vocals with a knack for emotional storytelling.
Perley can sing. I mean Angela Perley has one of those voices that sounds both comfortable and weathered. The combination is perfect for the Americana songwriting style that she has.
Glide is thrilled to premiere the contagious single “Walk With Me” from Perley that combines a blackened riff howl of rock, pop and 90’s alt. Perley offers razor-sharp songwriting chops of Brandi Carlile and Jade Bird’s newfound guitar oriented pop possibilities.
The first solo album from this Ohio Native with a cool, vampish voice sometimes bursts with electrical energy and pop smarts
Gorgeous in composition ... sprinkled high hats when combined with a sliding guitar riff create this illusion of an expansive horizon.
Angela Perley has been making tunes for over a decade now. In fact, our own Chris DeVille reviewed one of her shows way back in 2011. In the time since, she’s played on bills alongside acts like the Flaming Lips, St. Vincent, and Randy Newman.
“Unyielding ... Pensive, slow-burning country ballads.”
Angela Perley has been gigging nonstop with her band The Howlin’ Moons since they released their debut album in 2014, laying down an interesting mix of folk, Americana, and ’60s-tinged psychedelic rock that floats seamlessly between Bob Dylan and Procol Harum, sometimes within the same song.
The Ohio band’s sound was bluesy and directly pulled from classic rock like Thin Lizzy, but also carried a distinctly Southern sound à la The Allman Brothers. Star-shaped tambourine in hand, Perley led the group in a hard-driving set.”
Marked by Perley’s sultry, twangy vocals and guitarist Chris Connor’s electric-fuzz wizardry, The Howlin’ Moons create an enduring classic-rock sound that is appropriately road-weary, far from trendy, and still building steam.
Perley’s vocals provide huge clarity and energy, yet remain soulful and rootsy, with a hazy quality that will become instantly recognizable.
The Howlin’ Moons’ gritty and gleefully unrestrained rock’n’roll complements and clashes perfectly with Ms. Perley’s sweet pop delivery.
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