New Jersey-based indie band OWEL are streaming their new album dear me exclusively at AltPress. The album, which is being released by Equal Vision Records, is their second full-length, following their 2015 EP, Every Good Boy, and their self-titled debut from 2013. Partnering with artist Kayla Surico, the band have crafted a stunning full album series of cinemagraphs for the premeire, including an animated video for “Pale Soft Light” created by vocalist Jay Sakong.
Produced in part by Kevin Dye of Gates, dear me showcases OWEL’s knack for writing intricate, anthemic ballads featuring elegant string arrangements, serene vocals and harmonies, and effortless electronic elements. They are currently on tour supporting the Soil & The Sun, with the November 11 date in New York City doubling as the band's album release show. Everyone who purchases a ticket to this show will receive a free copy of the CD at the venue.
Pre-order dear me here, and receive an instant MP3 download of “Too Young to Fall in Love,” and the band's previously released singles “Paper Hands” and “Pale Soft Light.”
Watch Sakong talk about the difference beweteen recording music and playing live, as well as the making of the album below.
Nov 10 Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy
Nov 11 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Nov 12 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall [day show]
Nov 12 Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space [night show]
Nov 13 Boston, MA @ Out of the Blue
Nov 15 Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room
Nov 16 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
Nov 17 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
Nov 18 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Nov 19 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Nov 20 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Nov 22 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Nov 23 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Nov 25 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Nov 26 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Nov 27 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
Nov 28 Charleston, SC @ Palmetto Brewing Co.
Nov 29 Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory at Masquerade
Nov 30 Nashville, TN @ The End
Dec 01 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Dec 02 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
Dec 03 Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents