1-2 Weeks
Earth Junk

DC 372CD DC 372CD

"Come back to the world of the all-new, all-different Howling Hex, the planet of Earth Junk. Three targets are routinely sighted during the genesis of new music in The Howling Hex's free-ranging New Border Sound: observation and incorporation of space/time around the band in the period preceding the recording of the album (aka, the writing process); a consideration of the nature of the worldwide audience of The Howling Hex, whoever they may be (i.e., the marketing meeting); and additionally, the consideration of equally unpredictable future listeners (with nominal input from Drag City account executives). Each time around, this method elicits new sounds from The Howling Hex in a divergent, entirely refreshing manner. What does that make Earth Junk? Take a guess. If you figured on an electric country-pop hoedown for small ensemble (featuring circus organ), as minimal and repetitive as all rock and roll, you'd be getting somewhere. If you're concerned it might create a bit of curiosity or perplexity, you're on the right track. The Howling Hex are convinced that as musical entertainers, they owe the audience (an audience? Any audience!) something of value for their money. Emblematic identity and presentation doesn't fall under their umbrella of worthwhile experiences -- and furthermore, what seems dire and spacious can also be sly and hellacious. With The Howling Hex, you're free to get up or get down, and know there's room for one more -- and another beyond it. As test listeners, we concur. Recorded in Austin in the late winter of early 2008, Earth Junk is a ramble in the dappled sunlight of the American southwest, twisted metallic folk-art in the ever-changing breeze, an offering to all nations. Throw Earth Junk in your sound-trunk and keep on rolling. The Howling Hex will be there to greet you whenever -- and wherever - you arrive."