With a resounding roar as grand as the Hudson River Valley, Meadowhawks have come to bring Wilderness Rock to all creatures big and small. What is Wilderness Rock you ask? Just picture a landscape as remote as the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains engulfed in a storm of overdriven 12-string guitars, thundering drums and reverberant vocal harmonies.
Meadowhawks planted the seeds for this musical forest by combining their love for catchy indie/garage rock with jazz harmony. The result was their 2014 self-titled EP, featuring four sonically adventurous songs and earning the accolades of numerous critics. Music blog Neat Beet summed up the EP as “A four song offering that bursts with energy.”
Meadowhawks' creative momentum continued with the release of the 'Wild Suburbia' EP in 2016. Recorded in a converted church in Woodstock, NY, the songs on ‘Wild Suburbia’ reflect many troubling subjects on the minds of a generation of 20-somethings, ranging from Student Loan debt (“Social Network Apocalypse”) to a murky environmental future (“Black Horse”).
Their latest singles, ‘Thursday’ and ‘This Isolated Boy’, released in September 2017, are a two-song reflection on the thought of leaving their youth behind and charging full-force into what lies ahead. With the addition of multi-instrumentalist and videographer Nick Cusworth to the band, the band has grown more fully into the Wilderness Rock sound, adding the flutter of flutes and the blare of a tenor saxophone to their rhythmic rock choruses.
With a passion for the great outdoors, as seen in their series of ‘Songs from the Wild’ videos, Meadowhawks channels the forces of mother nature into a sound that feels equally at home on a New York City stage as in the distant reaches of the Northeast countryside. Meadowhawks’ journey into the wilderness has only just begun, we hope you join us out in the wild.