Howlin Rain – “Wild Bush” (Stereogum Premiere)

Former Comets On Fire guitarist Ethan Miller’s longstanding folk-rock project Howlin Rain returns next year with Mansion Songs, the first in a trilogy of new albums. Today they’re sharing a new song from the project called “Wild Bush.” It’s a twangy, organ-laden stomper topped off with a humongous group singsong and some sterling lead guitar. It sounds like some lost psychedelic folk song from Dead’s heyday or maybe a playful composite of Nick Cave and Blitzen Trapper. Listen below.

Howlin Rain have some West Coast tour dates next year:

02/25 Arcata, CA @ Humbrews
02/26 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
02/27 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
02/28 Vancouver, BC @ The Hindenburg
03/01 Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
03/03 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
03/04 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
03/05 Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse
03/06 Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum
03/07 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
03/10 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
03/11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03/12 Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
03/13 Oakland, CA @ Leo’s
03/14 Mill Valley, CA @ Sweetwater

Mansion Songs is out 1/27 on Easy Sound. Pre-order it here.

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