HOWLIN RAIN
CONFIRM 'LIVE RAIN' for 28th April 2014 via AGITATED RECORDS
 
“This is rock at its most ragged, performance at its most thrilling…” Classic Rock
LIVE RAIN
Release Date: 28th April 2014 
Label: Agitated
 
Format: 
CD/2xLP/CS/DL
AGIT027UK 

TRACKLISTING:
Side 1
Phantom In The Valley (8:45)
Self Made Man (11:04)
Side 2
Can't Satisfy Me Now (6:34)
Beneath Wild Wings (4:19)
Lord Have Mercy (7:50)
Side 3
Hung Out In The Rain (6:07)
Calling Lightning Pt 2 (8:16)
Dancers At The End Of Time (5:53)
Side 4
Roll On The Rusted Days (7:49)
ALSO AVAILABLE FROM AGITATED RECORDS
 
LINKS:
HOWLIN RAIN have confirmed the release of LIVE RAIN - their first-ever official live album.
 
Premiering their epic live version of 'Self Made Man' today via Classic Rock, the album will be released on 28th April via Agitated Records in UK/EU and 29th April by Silver Current Records in North America and the rest of The World.
"A great rock guitarist needs a signature affectation. Ethan Miller's happens to be an abrupt upstrum that, combined with a backward stagger, probably makes him something of an onstage hazard to his bandmates. When he really gets into it, as he does with elemental regularity, the Howlin Rain leader resembles a spasmodic marionette under the influence of a power greater than himself - call it the power of rawk. With his long thinning hair and big black beard, Miller also sometimes resembles a defrocked rabbi on the run. And when he opens his mouth, the history of classic arena-rock vocals passes before your ears in a full-throated wail, embracing the combined spirits of Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Leslie West, Greg Rolie and the ghost of Freddy Mercury." - The Village Voice
Recorded live in various locations on the 2012 worldwide tour for The Russian Wilds (Agitated, 2012) the live 2xLP features vintage Howlin Rain originals including "Roll On The Rusted Days," "Dancers At The End Of Time" and "Hung Out In The Rain" plus The Russian Wilds' "Phantom In The Valley" and an 11-minute plus version of "Self Made Man."
 
Live Rain features the most honed and bombastic Howlin Rain line-up to date; songwriter Ethan Miller (lead vocals / guitars), Earthless' Isaiah Mitchell (guitars / backing vocals), Drunk Horse's Cyrus Comiskey (bass/ backing vocals) and Raj Ojha (drums).
 
Live Rain was recorded by David Streit, mixed by Tim Green and produced by Ethan P. Miller. In addition to the 2XLP, a cassette version, CD package and digital download is also available.
PRAISE FOR THE RUSSIAN WILDS
 
“Howlin Rain themselves, takes more hidden turns than you’d think possible. If only all records were as rapturous as this.” Classic Rock 

“This doesn’t simply essay classic rock, it breathes exhilarating new life into familiar forms, ambitious, soulful and joyous” 4/5 Mojo

“San Fran quintet attain classic rock nirvana on sumptuous third” 8/10 Uncut

"A psychedelic cocktail of Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Faces, the Damned and author Raymond Carver" Rolling Stone Magazine

“a cascading and rewarding listen” Quietus

“a levitating rethink of 1970s roots rock. Imagine Credence Clearwater Revival or Lynyrd Skynyrd given a cosmic dimension and you are close to understanding Howlin’ Rain’s rumbustious charm. These are horny-handed and exhilarating rock songs, punctuated by unhinged guitar freak-outs.”  The Times

".. indebted to the past and utterly timeless, wild but controlled, chin-stroking  clever and head-shaking dumb, referential without being reverential. But above all, it’s a lot of fun.” Uncut
 
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