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Angela Perley And The Howlin’ Moons

AP And The Howlin' MoonsAround 2008, Angela Perley’s college roommate was an intern at Vital Music USA and carrying her demo around in her bag. One day, the CD fell out and caught the eye of the head at Vital.

 

And within the year, Perley had teamed up with Chris Connor (lead guitar, vox) and Billy Zenhal (bass) and the band: Angela Perley And The Howlin’ Moons was created.

 

I had the chance to chat with Perley about her start, the band’s rising success, and what 2016 has in store for them.

 

Perley talked about how the encouragement from Vital to record professionally was an important step in creating the band. “At the time, I was thinking about being an English teacher,” she laughs. Vital set her up with Connor and Zenhal, and (at the time) studio drummer Jessie Cooper. The first meeting was consisted of having out and recording music.

 

That initial meeting led to 4 EPs and the release of their first LP in January 2014. The band also came off an intensive 2014 tour schedule, playing 120 tour dates. This year, they came back to their hometown of Columbus and Vital and recorded their second full length album: Homemade Vision.

 

Perley talked about putting the album together and how her favorite part is, “always the first week – trying everything, like, a lot of creative things happen then,” she says. She also shared some of the new things she got to with this LP, like doing the background vocals herself and performing with guest musicians like guitarist Andy Harrison and an organist.

 

DaniCandi_CBUSThe band closed out this year with some years promoting the new album which will be released on January 22. But AP And The Howlin’ Moons performed an early album release show for Columbus. “We couldn’t wait for our local release,” Perley explains happily.

 

Perley shared that the band is getting ready to hit the road for more performances, although they might not play quite as many shows as last year. “We just wanna play as much as we can,” she says. But fans will have a lot to look forward to in this upcoming year.

 

In addition to the Homemade Vision’s release on Jan. 22, the band is always working on a music video for album’s third track, “Your Love.” Shooting for the video wrapped up this month and fans should keep an eye open for it’s debut sometime around January/February. And if that wasn’t enough, they’ll also be releasing a vinyl of Homemade Vision sometime in April.

 

insightlyBe sure to check out Angela Perley And The Howlin’ Moons next Columbus show on March 11 at Rumba Cafe. And if you’re here in Cbus, look for copies of Homemade Vision at Lost Weekend Records, Records Per Minute, Broken Records and Beehives, and the CD rack at Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza. For the rest, the album will be available on Jan. 22 through Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon.

 

To learn more about Angela Perley And The Howlin’ Moons, visit them online at www.angelaperley.com and on Soundcloud. And be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@angelaperley) for sneak peaks, updates, and shows.