Check Out The Crunchy & Distorted New Single From Dallas Drummer Hunter Cannon’s Out-From-Behind-The-Kit Coywolfe Project.
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Coywolfe – “Let Me Out”
RIYL: Interpol, Elefant, Chameleons, Son of Stan
What else you should know: Hunter Cannon plays in a lot of bands, mainly on the drums. Currently, he’s out on the road, touring as the drummer for Dallas country singer-songwriter Joshua Ray Walker‘s backing band.
But in his solo project Coywolfe, Cannon steps up to the front. And, on the first in a series of singles he hopes to release this year, the impassioned effort he unleashes onto wax makes it easy to understand why.
Working with Joey McClellan (Midlake), Brett Strawn (Party Static) and Brooks Martin (Birds at Night), Cannon recorded the song “Let Me Out” at Fort Worth’s Electric Barryland with Jordan Richardson manning the producing, mixing and mastering duties.
At a little over five minutes, “Let Me Out” has a post-punk vibe — but maybe not one that you might expect. There’s no disco beats here. Nor are there guitarists trying to find correct notes to play. Instead, echoing, low-octave vocals are accented by bright synthesizers, bendy guitars and busy drumming.
Does it immediately conjure thoughts of Richardson’s own Son of Stan project? A little bit. Doesn’t hurt that both Richardson and Cannon have drumming backgrounds, does it?
But does that have to be a bad thing? Both acts employ a little sonic experimentation on their path to crafting catchy songs.
And there ain’t nothing wrong with that.