Los Angeles-based rock band Owl â€“ Chris Wyse (vocals/bass), Dan Dinsmore (drums), Jason Achilles Mezilis (guitar/vocals) â€“ is set to unleash its new album, The Right Thing, on April 9th via Overit Records.
â€œWe were an unstoppable force in the studio,â€ says frontman Wyse. â€œThis album is heavy and bombastic, and is our unorthodox ode to rock.â€
The Right Thing roars to life with opening salvo â€œDestroyer,â€ in which Owl transforms The Kinks’ classic into a swaggering futuristic stomper. The title track boasts a propulsive drumbeat that drives into staggering distortion and teeters between brooding and hypnotic. Elsewhere, Wyse delves into his Irish roots on the rousing “Roverâ€ and the band welcomes guest drummer Johnny Tempesta of The Cult on the tribal-beat driven track, â€œAll Day.â€
After releasing their self-titled debut in 2009, Owl captivated audiences alongside the likes of Helmet, Jet and Hollywood all-star rock collective Camp Freddy. Between touring and recording commitments with Wyse’s other gig – playing bass in The Cult – Owl began writing what would become the bandâ€™s self-produced The Right Thing in early 2011.
Approaching timeless rock structures through a healthy amount of experimentation and instrumental intricacy, Owl takes flight locked and loaded with unforgettable hooks and impressive delivery on The Right Thing. Itâ€™s a combination that instantly impacts and takes up residence inside your head as all great hard rock should. Do the right thing: Check out Owlâ€™s electrifying new album.