Howlin Rain Kicks Off Tour – The 405 Album Review

Posted on Feb 26, 2015
Howlin Rain Kicks Off Tour – The 405 Album Review

Howlin Rain, the blues-folk-psych-rock brainchild of San Francisco’s Ethan Miller, started their North American yesterday near their hometown of Eureka, CA. Their fourth studio album, Mansion Songs, was recorded at The Mansion (Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, and Thee Oh Sees) with Eric Bauer, and chronicles Miller at his most vulnerable – both as an artist and a person.

Despite the nine songs being written in time of despair, the record was deemed “positively joyful” by The 405. “The album has a bright quality; the songs sound joyous and optimistic.” Juxtaposing with Miller’s personal lows, The 405 notes that Mansion Songs is not so much a collection of sorrows, but a guide of how to carve out the light at the end of the tunnel. “It’s a mixture hope, emotion and reflection with music that places a rather large emphasis on brightness rather than darkness.” Read the whole article here, look for tour dates below and help give Howlin Rain a bump up the CMJ charts!

02/26 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
02/27 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
02/28 – Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC
03/01 – Shakedown – Bellingham, WA
03/03 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
03/04 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
03/05 – Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV
03/06 – Orpheum – Flagstaff, AZ
03/07 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
03/08 – Fingerprints – Long Beach, CA
03/10 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
03/11 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
03/12 – Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
03/13 – Leo’s – Oakland, CA
03/14 – Sweetwater – Mill Valley, CA

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