Howlin Rain has announced a new series of live albums entitled, 'Under the Wheels.' The series is intended to be a no-rules, anything goes portrait of the band, culled from multi-track live recordings made on the road. The debut installment, 'Under the Wheels: Live From The Coasts (Volume 1)' is set for August 30th release via Howlin Rain founding member Ethan Miller's Silver Current Records. The recording's first single "Goodbye Ruby" is out today (listen/share).
'Under the Wheels: Live From The Coasts (Volume 1)' leans heavily towards Howlin Rain's more expansive and improvisational side and is the first of a two part curation of the band's personal favorites of East Coast and West Coast performances in 2018-19. Volume 2, the second 'Live from the Coasts' LP, is planned for Fall 2019 release.
"No matter how accomplished a studio album a band makes there is still something even more elevated and relatable about a live performance captured well. The audience and musicians engaged in an ecstatic, emotional dance together, the sound of light-speed group creativity under heavy pressure, feats of improvised melody and feel beyond expectation and of course the raw edges, rough corners and deeply human sound of artists completely exposed in the high temp firing and fusing of their hopes, risks, vulnerabilities and ultimately triumphs of imperfection and musical joyrides beyond conscious imagination," says Howlin Rain's Ethan Miller. "That’s my favorite place for Howlin Rain to be and my intention with the live series is to open a spigot between the fans and these captured live adventures and to leave it open as an ongoing conversation about our spiritual dance together."
'Under the Wheels: Live From The Coasts (Volume 1)' will be available on limited edition and deluxe/special edition vinyl packages that Silver Current has become known for, in addition to limited edition cassette and digital formats. Tracks include an extended ten minute-plus instrumental melodic burner "To the Wind," the show-stopping first album favorite "Death Prayer in Heaven's Orchard," the rarely performed live acid-soul cooker "Goodbye Ruby" (available now to stream/share) and 2018's 'The Alligator Bride' album keystones "Missouri" and "Coming Down," the latter having grown into a 13+ minute set closer with all controls set for the heart of the sun.
Along with Howlin Rain's announce of its new live album series, the band has also added a number of summer tour dates, including multiple East Coast shows in August with Garcia Peoples and a one off with Ryley Walker at Brooklyn Bowl. Howlin Rain will then headline eight shows on the West Coast in late August and early September, including the Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles and a two night stand at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown, CA.
HOWLIN RAIN Tour Dates
8/6 - Port Chester, NY - Garcia’s at The Cap *
8/7 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl ^
8/8 - Boston, MA - Once Ballroom *
8/9 - Camden, CT - Space Ballroom *
8/10 - Pine Plains, NY - Huichica East
8/11 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas *
8/27 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
8/28 - Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge
8/29 - Costa Mesa, CA - The Wayfarer
8/30 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's
8/31 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's
9/5 - Felton, CA - Felton Music Hall
9/6 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
9/7 - Reno, NV - Reno as F*ck
9/12 - Chico, CA - Argus Bar
* w/ Garcia Peoples
^ w/ Ryley Walker