The Minneapolis-based band, The Owls, craft sophisticated pop melodies taken straight from the 1960s. The group began as a casual basement band and never expected to gain the attention they received for the song "Air" from their 2004 EP Our Hopes and Dreams. The infectious track was widely praised in indie circles.
With their new album, Daughters and Suns, The Owls take indie pop to a higher, more developed level. The chemistry between Allison Labonne and Maria May produces serene moods with lush, layered vocals and tightly arranged instrumentation.
On the track "Peppermint Patty", a tribute to Charles Schultz's Peanuts, smooth, intertwining vocals sing, "you will never have to hear the clever ones, saying you're so dumb." The album ends strong with blissful harmonies that swell and swirl on the bluesy track "Channel."
The highly anticipated album is the band's first release in three years.