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Stray Owls vs Time & Space

by Stray Owls

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Miles 01:37
Words 04:05
Jetlag 05:09
Gene Hackman 01:59
Dislocation 05:42
Bipolaroid 04:19
Troy McClure 02:43


The owls are not what they seem.

North Carolina's Stray Owls have a sort of broken sound but, wait... I mean that as a compliment. There is a certain reticence in their rock, a raw imperfect perfection, street smarts and a tendency to like things that feel a bit off. Just listen to Words that have a kind of crashing sound of Pixies and Miracle Legion blended together. A heavy but sort of tender 90's College rock tone. Folk rock chords played punk style with jagged lead lines that stray so far from anything Jimmy Page could even imagine.
- American Pancake

Stray Owls' influences are pretty classic—somewhere between Pink Floyd and the retro-futuristic indie-pop of Grandaddy—but their sound is bespoke....On “Dislocation,” which we’re premiering today, they slow-dance through a moonlit verse and then guitar-solo into an uplifting chorus sung by Cory Griffiths, Scott’s wife. Building and breaking the arrangement with understated grandeur, it's the rare space-rock opus that also works as a singalong and a lullaby.
-Brian Howe - Indyweek

Fuzzy psych-rock that never forgets the need for melody or jangle…superb flyer single from a sophomore album that promises to deliver.
- Janglepophub

contact: strayowls@gmail.com


released May 8, 2020

Jerry Kee - drums, percussion, recording engineer, mixing, vocals, mandocello, keyboards, bass

Matt French - guitar, vocals, keyboards, field recordings

Scott Griffiths - guitar, vocals, bass

Additional vocals on "Dislocation" and clarinet on "Cory's Interlude" by
Cory Griffiths.

Recorded & Mixed by Jerry Kee at Duck Kee Studio #8.5
and Stairway to Mebane (Mebane, NC) March 2019 - November 2019

Mastered by Greg Elkins at Pershing Hill Sound

Cover Art by Chad Yenney

Thanks to Corbie Hill for the blurbage, John Harrison and Potluck Foundation for the support, Judy Woodall, Land Is, Them Damn Bruners, Chad Yenney, Tim Conner & Angela West. Hugest of thank you’s to Kylene French and Cory Griffiths.


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Stray Owls Mebane, North Carolina

Influences include Neil Young, early Pink Floyd, Grandaddy, The Kinks, and 13th Floor Elevators.

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