|Weird Owl Band|
by Gregory Heaney
Formed in 2004, Brooklyn's Weird Owl have a sound that falls somewhere between the overblown excursions of fellow Brooklynites Oneida and the spacy, exploratory riffing of Black Mountain. The band has carved out a sound of its own, combining the influence of psych rock pioneers 13th Floor Elevators and the introspective vocal style of Neil Young. The result is a sound that layers warm fuzz and laconic, swirling synthesizers to create neo-psych that manages to feel experimental while harking back to a time when album-oriented rock was king and monolithic riffs roamed the Earth. In February of 2009 Weird Owl released Ever the Silver Cord Be Loosed on TeePee Records.