Friday, June 17, 2011

Backstreet Recommends: Barn Owl

It's been a while since we've offered up a new band for consideration so here we are:

Barn Owl is out of San Francisco centered around the duo of guitarists Evan Caminiti and Jon Porras (also of Elm).  They've been recording for about five years, beginning with a CD-R release in 2007 on the UK label Foxglove.  Their instrumental work recalls the creeping unease and isolation of bands like Sunn O))) and Earth. but with a slightly lighter touch and more briefer duration.  Essentially it's great mood music to enjoy walks in the desert or for checking out that sound you heard out in the woodshed.  You know, the one with the burnt out lightbulb you've been meaning to replace for a while now.

Currently we have three of their releases in stock:

From Our Mouths a Perpetual Light (Not Not Fun Records, 2008)  Vinyl $20.98

The Conjurer (Root Strata, 2009)  CD $18.98

Ancestral Star (Thrill Jockey, 2010)  CD $17.98  Vinyl $19.98

Their next album is also on Thrill Jockey, due in September of 2011 and titled Lost in the Glare.  It will be preceded by the e.p. Shadowland, also on Thrill Jockey.

Barn Owl - Light from the Mesa from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

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