“The Lowly Lights” is the first album by Heads Without Dogs. Once the songs that found themselves on this album began to take shape, Evan Schmidt started to look around for other musicians to help deliver the vision he had that would become Heads Without Dogs. Members Olivier Piroue, Austin Perkins and long-time friend Britton Woolums quickly jumped on board. After months of rehearsing for “The Lowly Lights,” the album began to take a ‘menacing punk sound that isn’t afraid to experiment.’ The result is an aggressive, and at times noisily melodic, record that dabbles in quick tempos, intricate jams, country/blues infusions and even doo-wop. Lyrically the album is described as a semi-autobiographical ‘inner-monologue’ that Schmidt developed during a ‘darker’ part of his life. The themes are tightly tied together with motifs and and the dark ideas expressed are hard to not have fun with. The recurring ideas expressed on “The Lowly Lights” help the album run like a narrative.
Heads Without Dogs have crafted a uniquely energetic live show. With all members having had the advantage of playing with previous groups, the energy generated on stage is explosive. The band’s music is full of peaks and valleys that allow the guys to have fun building up, riding through and tearing down riffs and phrases. Always a varietal set with dancing, jamming and general movement, Heads Without Dogs shows always include something new and exciting.
The gentlemen are currently working on multimedia accompaniment for “The Lowly Lights” and following up with a the release of both a Single and EP this year.
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