The New LP.
Kits and Cats and Saxon Wives.
Splashing at the rocky shoreline of whimsical power pop, The Hangabouts present their latest full length LP for your enjoyment. Literate and lyrical, melodic and perhaps more mature than their debut, “Illustrated Bird”, “Kits & Cats and Saxon Wives” wanders from the fantastic daydreams of devout Anglophila into the soul of Americana and emerges with a misty eye cast toward an uncertain future.
“Sinking Feeling”, “Too Hot to Sleep”, and “Taking You to Leave Me” all study the complexity of 21st century relationships while remaining wrapped in the styles of 60’s and 70’s era production and arrangement values. Anything goes on this 13 song, or is it 12 1/2 song, platter, which parlays the bands understanding and affection of the touchstone power pop groups from the golden era, with a distinct breath of Pacific Coast Highway air. Psychedelic tinged pop abounds with “Cricket Time”, “Selling Out”, the title track and others.
Futureman Records releases Illustrated Bird on Compact Disc and Digital Download. The album features 13 tracks penned by The Hangabouts' John Lowry and Greg Addington and this release was overseen by our latest member, Chip Saam.
Illustrated Bird is steeped in the sound of acoustic and electric guitars, 60's era Lowrey organ and Mellotron. From the early 70's soft-pop driven "Love Nothing" to the slack stringed rock of "Dr Dragon", the LP has something for pop fans of all stripes.