Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons (from the album Homemade Vision) - The Homemade Vision that Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons concocted for their recent album release was brewed in the band’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio. The Howlin’ Moons are a Roots band that cannot get too far away from one of their state’s historic exports, rock’n’roll. DJ Alan Freed coined the term Rock’n’Roll, and hosted the first rock’n’roll live show in Cleveland, Ohio on March 21, 1952 as the Moondog Coronation Ball. For their brand of Rock’n’Roll Roots, Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons power up Homemade Vision with vocal swoons that tumble over traditional 50’s-era Rock’n’Roll melodies (“Easy”), T. Rex-style Glam Blues (“White Doves”), a Stooges-style stomp (“Green Eyes”), and CBGB-era punk rock re-envisioned 60’s Pop (“I Don’t Wanna Be Your Fool”, “Nothing But Trouble”).
The tunes on Homemade Vision spin in a kaleidoscope of dreamy psychedelia. Angela Perley teases with a growl and purrs with a bite as her voice drifts across “Electric Flame” on a haunted groove that snakes and crawls down a desolated desert highway lit by a mescal moon. The drummer announces “Your Love” as the track holds its hand out for a dance on its procession march while Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons admit “I’ve Been Blue” on a caffeinated rhythm and blow out “Dandelion Kisses” on a guitar twang breeze.