Weird Owl
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Weird Owl

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Music

The best kept secret in music

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The three songs on this self-released EP by Brooklyn's Weird Owl unravel slowly and hypnotically, like watching a sunrise. Their sound relies heavily on lengthy psychedelic instrumental sections and reverbed vocals, which creates an effect akin to listening to Neil Young and Crazy Horse circa Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, or Built To Spill, while under the influence of your favorite drugs. Sometimes the actuals songs get lost beneath the sludgey guitar drones and intricate keyboard runs, but when Weird Owl are at their best, like on the opening track "Like 100,000 Sunsets", you're perfectly happy to get lost with them.
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Discography

Weird Owl has a self recorded and released four song EP that we give away freely at our shows.
A soon-to-be-released 5 song EP entitled "Nuclear Psychology", has heads and industry type folks restlessy eager and agitated, awaiting the prophesied "imminent cosmic impact".
Recorded at Seaside Lounge Studios in Brooklyn by Gerard Garone (Radio 4) and Harley Zinger (live sound, Interpol), the EP promises to establish Weird Owl's place on the crest of the future wave of psychedelia, as well as finding the band a proper seat in the heavenly hierarchy of spiritual sounds.
The three songs here are but a taste of what's to come.

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Bio

Retro is theft, current is kitsch, so we reside in the future. Sure we listen to Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, Love, Donovan, and the 13th Floor Elevators a lot, but our idea is that the frontier of music lies in outer/inner space and the propulsion into and the exploration of realms beyond the means of the ordinary "rock band".
Therefore, Weird Owl's heavy guitar and graceful sonic sweeps of the organ are meant to convey distances that are simultaneously galaxies away but also deep within, chugging along with the rhythm section of tight interconnectedness. Along with its heavily symbolic and allegorical lyrics, Weird Owl intends to establish itself as a musical Lewis and Clark--voyaging into the fringe, observing the strange flora and fauna found there, mingling with the natives, and then creating a psychedelic map for all those who have not yet made the journey into the same weird realms.
Consciousness and music are mystically united and to not explore that link is a failure to fully use the powers inherent in music. Would you rather see someone tinker around with dusty old sounds, ignorant of their potential, or would you rather see a full-blown attempt at Wizardry, invoking the dormant forces of sonic frequencies?

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