Waiting For the Dawn by The Mowgli's on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The California band The Mowgli's have a stated intent to make music that brings joy and that can “change the world for good.” With some seven or eight members at any given time, it was no surprise they planted their little seeds of love in the garden of bands like Grouplove and Edward Sharpe: making huge choruses and swooping, uplifting melodies with plenty of sparkle. With acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, and snapping, lively percussion, the band's love-in feels well-fueled and is inarguably infectious. “San Francisco” blew up before the full-length Mowgli's debut, Waiting for the Dawn, was even issued; the single was helped along thanks to the SF Giants, the game The Sims, and late-night TV. It was clear that alt-rock fans were ready for some serious uplift. With a majority of songs here built on huge layers of shouted lyrics and cartwheeling whimsy, the tunes that offer some respite are memorable. A booming kickdrum, banjo, fiddle, and a melancholy vocal drive “Emily”; “See I’m Alive” breaks into a roaring gallop with a singular vocalist carrying the number with zeal. The creative vocal melodies of “The Great Divide” and “Say It, Just Say It” make the tunes especially satisfying.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The California band The Mowgli's have a stated intent to make music that brings joy and that can “change the world for good.” With some seven or eight members at any given time, it was no surprise they planted their little seeds of love in the garden of bands like Grouplove and Edward Sharpe: making huge choruses and swooping, uplifting melodies with plenty of sparkle. With acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, and snapping, lively percussion, the band's love-in feels well-fueled and is inarguably infectious. “San Francisco” blew up before the full-length Mowgli's debut, Waiting for the Dawn, was even issued; the single was helped along thanks to the SF Giants, the game The Sims, and late-night TV. It was clear that alt-rock fans were ready for some serious uplift. With a majority of songs here built on huge layers of shouted lyrics and cartwheeling whimsy, the tunes that offer some respite are memorable. A booming kickdrum, banjo, fiddle, and a melancholy vocal drive “Emily”; “See I’m Alive” breaks into a roaring gallop with a singular vocalist carrying the number with zeal. The creative vocal melodies of “The Great Divide” and “Say It, Just Say It” make the tunes especially satisfying.

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About The Mowgli's

Los Angeles-based musical collective the Mowgli's blend the Laurel Canyon folk and pop traditions of bands like the Byrds and the Beach Boys with the quirky modern indie pop of bands like Fun. and Grouplove. Formed in 2010 around singer/songwriter Colin Dieden, the Mowgli's are a large ensemble that originally included members David Applebaum, Spencer Trent, Matt Di Panni, Josh Hogan, Andy Warren, Katie Earl, and Michael Vincze (who left the group in 2014). In 2012, they released their full-length studio debut, Sound the Drum, along with an EP, Love's Not Dead. They quickly returned a year later with their sophomore album, Waiting for the Dawn. In 2015 they delivered their third full-length album, Kids in Love, which featured production from Captain Cuts as well as Matt Radosevich. The Mowgli's continued to tour, hit the festival circuit, and in late 2015, supported the humanitarian organization The International Rescue Committee by releasing the single "Room for All of Us." Following the departure of guitarist Spencer Trent, the Mowgli's worked with producer Mike Green (All Time Low, Paramore) to record their fourth LP, 2016's Where'd Your Weekend Go? A non-album single, "4AM," arrived in February 2017. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Los Angeles, CA
  • FORMED
    2010

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