Mowery’s second release of 2012, TWIN OAKS, consists of one side of a split-cassette with Halifax band Muncho Joe, and was issued by RUNK Records in August. The 6 songs that make up TWIN OAKS see Mowery indulging in collaboration with other artists to create a mini multi-headed beast, a tiny shape shifter, where Mowery veers wildly between musical styles at the drop of a hat.
The pseudo-summer anthem “1995” is very much in the style of Adam’s previous effort, St. Joseph’s Mechanical Penthouse, its electronic strings hover over each chord change and fuel the tracks’ never ending choruses. Then, immediately after, on “License to Cool,” Mowery is joined by Linda Minor on vocals for a short foray into traditional folk textures. The sets’ closer, the psychedelic “Short Fuse,” sees Mowery once again pairing up with frequent collaborator Pierre Cormier, to create an off the cuff pop song layered with guitar effects, which eventually builds into a noisy hodgepodge and culminates with the bass losing all control and the track fading into oblivion.
released 07 August 2012
Sabrina Jacques - Back up vocals on "1995"
Linda Minor - Back up vocals on "License to Cool"
Pierre Cormier - Back up vocals, drums, percussion, organ on "Short Fuse"