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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Watch: S.F. Folk-Rockers Owl Paws on Making Their First Album

Posted By on Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 7:19 AM

  • Adrian Rodriguez
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San Francisco folk-rock trio Owl Paws contrasts acoustic tones with a punk rock presence. When the band opens the three-act show tonight at the Chapel, you'll hear a sound that hints at early-'00s indie-emo acts like Brand New, but rounds off with the modern folk elements of artists such as the Milk Carton Kids. A song like "The Fields" showcases Owl Paws' melodic dynamics and skilled musicianship. Singer-guitarist Derek Schultz croons aching melodies, while bassist Tim Vickers articulates complex, finger-picked phrases on a upright bass. And as for drummer Lucas Siobal, his unpredictable rim shots and bell strikes add an unforgettable color to the rhythm section. The end product resonates pure heart.

Owl Paws is writing its upcoming self-produced, full-length album. The trio booked 21 days and started recording this February at Primitive Ears Studios in Richmond, Calif. with owner and sound engineer Ben Burney. The band plans to finish the record by the end of the summer and hopes to release it by fall. The members of Owl Paws took the time to talk to SF Weekly about their upcoming album, shedding an electric guitarist, and being best friends in a folk-rock band.

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-- @adrianrrodri

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