About The Subterranean Howl
Portland, OR;THE SUBTERRANEAN HOWL;
:: we are the subterranean howl ::
--- from PORTLAND OR ---
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Cover Your Ears (And close your eyes)
A piece of Bryan Sanchez's/DOA wonderful review about us! ::
Usually, some of the better music you find catches you during your most unexpected self. This is typically when you've heard enough music to sustain you for a year and you are simply putting on "the next album." I don't know about you all out there but sometimes my ears just beg for a break. Nonetheless, you pop on that next album and wait to see what happens....
Urban Jack's resonating and powerful voice is what really got me interested in "Cover Your Ears (And Close Your Eyes)". This is a fine album and one that -as far as debuts go- is one of the better ones I have heard throughout the entire year.
The guitars possess that gritty, sparkling sound and the music is downright dazzling. By the time you get to the epic closer, "Antebellum," the band has taken you through a tour of terrific music with equal highs and shining moments. And with an album full of great ideas, hummable hooks, rhythmic skill and an overall aesthetic expression, the sky is the limit.
- Bryan Sanchez 10/10/2008