Friday, February 17, 2012

Breathe Owl Breathe Kilby Court 02/18/12 Preview

"In the days when winter was for sledding, summer was for swimming, bedtime was for stories and sleeping was for dreaming" is where you will find Breathe Owl Breathe.

Originating from Northern Michigan, Breathe Owl Breathe is Micah Middaugh, Trevor Hobbs, and Andrea Moreno-Beals. Their music can be described as "contemporary folk, eschewing freakiness in favor of charm," which can be heard throughout their latest effort "Magic Central."

The project (Magic Central) took nearly 3 years to complete within the confines of Middaugh's studio in Northern Michigan. From the tracks I have listened to I am very excited for this show, partially because I had spent the better part of my early 20s in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The songs do have that contemporary folk sound, but are carefully crafted with whimsical lyrics.

This nice excerpt says it all, "The overall goal was to create something that looked timeless, felt satisfying to the touch, and appealed to any and all ages. Micah believes that it matters how a thing is made - if it pleases the hands, eyes, and ears. These sensibilities, alongside letter press printing techniques, inform every detail of The Listeners/These Train Tracks. Hold it, open it, and listen to what's inside."

Well done guys, I couldn't agree more. Come out to Kilby Court tomorrow night, February 18th, to see them perform with Laura Gibson, this is a show you won't want to miss!


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