RADAR: Wake Owl

Performing songwriter Colyn Cameron is creative principal at the core of Wake Owl, a Vancouver folk/rock collective that's been creating some critical waves and solid buzz since the release of their excellent debut EP Wild Country late last fall. The loose and limber five-track strumfest is kicked off by the stately title track, the jangle of guitars and toe-tapping 4/4 pulse setting the stage for Cameron's multi-tracked harmonies with a whiff of 70's Laurel Canyon incense. "Gold" glitters with some intricate picking, a sharp backbeat kick and Cameron's just-ragged-enough vocals, a sing-a-long, clap-a-long gem that slowly builds to an anthemic peak. Cameron and cohorts are currently touring the Great White North with Bahamas. Stream (and buy) the full EP at the Wake! Owl bandcamp page.

Wake Owl - "Wild Country" (from the Wild Country EP)

Wake Owl - "Gold" (from the Wild Country EP)