Imagine the hot-spark pulse of any High School hitting three o’clock the day before summer vacation. By the time the last bell finishes frenching your eardrums, roughed denim pockets will slide over car hoods, stereos will queue, and five young turks will breathe free from the northern jewel of Port Angeles, WA. This June, it’s graduation gowns, big new sounds, and faraway towns for The Lonely H.
“HAIR” is the second full-length release from the startlingly killer dude quintet on Seattle’s pioneer indie label, The Control Group. “HAIR” is 11 tracks of fresh, traveling rock beauty a-la Led Zeppelin III with the fever of R.E.M’s Murmur, and the harmonic command of Brian May. Furnished with distant slide guitars, driving piano, rolling bass lines and amazing break downs beyond their years, they give Jethro Tull’s Locomotive Breath an Altoid on behalf of Wolfmother.
With less pomp and more circumstance the entire band will graduate High School in June and leave for their first U.S. tour within hours. Poised to crack hearts like sidewalks, “HAIR” officially hits the streets on July 24th, 2007.
The Lonely H’s first album, “Kick Upstairs” was released in 2006 when most of the band was only 16. Astounding live performances, unbridled rock brotherhood presence, and surgical three part harmonies won fans immediately. The Seattle Weekly called them “a celebration of classic rock, endless-summer melodies, and unabashed nerdiness,” but their hometown paper nailed it: “A group of teenagers who don't sit around complaining there's nothing to do in Port Angeles. They are making things happen."
Please welcome these young men to the rock and roll family of Puget Sound as they embark on troubleshooting their first problems. And I quote: "Girls screaming, piercing-your-ears-screaming. Man, that's really awesome. But, it hurts at the same time."