2026 Arthur St
Regina, SK, S4T 4W8
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HowOwl is prairie psychedelic raw folk from the burrows of Regina.
After a decade of creative side projects and basement tapes, HowOwl was formed to house a breathing collection of raw psychedelic folk songs. Rooted in prairie soil and brought to life through natural themes, HowOwl songs reflect the Regina plains and the people who inhabit them by laying down entrancing and psychedelic songs with hard crafted lyrics.
Meanest Hawk Stare is an album tied to geography. Human experience expressed by themes taken from the natural world. The songs encircle the idea that life and geography are a means to connect ourselves. Many interesting sounds and instruments are peppered throughout (detuned violin, theremin, out-the-studio-window field recordings of birds, trains, water drips, vintage polysynths, plastic trombones...)
Recorded at the MoldaviteRecords' Garge Box Studio on the stark edge of the city in west Cathedral, between then creek and high water, native prairie and urban order. In situ field sound recordings of trains, airplane, spring melt intermingle with studio arrangements to produce a full complement of oscillations and sound drones. The music is a distillation of location.
Meanest Hawk Stare is the debut release from Regina SK band HowOwl. Songwriter and album producer Blair Hornung is joined by Marc Dubord (Summer Week) on vintage synth and Kieran LeMoal (Sun Zoom Sparx) on bass and rhythm. Now joined by Kieran LeMoal skillfully filling out the rhythm section, the trio influence each other to produce uniquely flavoured and full bodied music. Stay tuned for MoldaviteRecords' second release 'Summer Week - From Roots to Leaf'.