Today, Howlin Rain shares “Alligator Bride,” the second song to be released in advance of its forthcoming album, ‘Under The Wheels: Live From The Coasts, Vol. 2,’ out next Friday, October 30 on Silver Current Records. In the song’s premiere at Relix Magazine, Howlin Rain founding member Ethan Miller recounts the original studio recording of the track on the night of the 2016 presidential election: “‘Emerging from the tracking room having just recorded it, the USA it seemed had changed radically in a matter of hours while we worked. And the abstract lyrics I’d written the year before of a person psychically reeling in melancholy, wonder and horror at the past, present and future of the United States and it’s Dante’s Inferno of American heaven interwoven into its own hell, suddenly took on a new tidal wave of resonance to me. As many songwriters claim, it was like the idea and the lyrics I had written for ‘Alligator Bride’ previously, had been hurtling like a freight train toward their meaning all along.”
‘Under The Wheels, Vol. 2’ is the second edition in a planned series of official live recordings from the band. It will be released on three limited edition color vinyl variants that feature deluxe metallic rainbow foil jacket printing with cover art by artist Arik Roper, as well as, on cassette and digital formats.
On ‘Under The Wheels, Vol. 2,’ Howlin Rain’s trademark rock ‘n’ roll bombast and intricately woven, extended improv passages swirl into a distinct form of storytelling, expressed through spiraling energy and a near constant flow of form and melody. As a companion to its Vol. 1 predecessor, this latest offering is also drawn from North American coastal tours in 2018 and 2019 that came in support of the band’s most recent studio album, ‘The Alligator Bride.’ Curated by Howlin Rain founder Ethan Miller, it presents favorite song performances selected from different shows along the way.