Mo Lowda and the Humble is a busy band, and they like it that way. This is a band that played over 100 shows nationwide last year, and therefore spent more than 1/3 of their time away from home. It makes sense, though, for a band that has had energetic live shows since their days playing basements in Philadelphia, to spend that much time away from home.
On the heels of this large accomplishment in 2017, and currently in the middle of another long touring schedule, Mo Lowda and the Humble are releasing their new album, Creatures. On the album, lead vocalist and guitarist Jordan Caiola shares, “Creatures is a collection of tightly arranged songs detailed by intricate melodies, overdriven guitars and bass, thick drums, and raspy vocals. The lyrical subject matter ranges from introspective accounts of heartache to tales of greed, homelessness, gambling abuse, and a country’s struggle with gun violence.”
Today, we are proud to be premiering Creatures for you, a day ahead of it’s scheduled release. The album was self-produced by Mo Lowda and the Humble themselves, though they did get some help from Kyle Pulley (Thin Lips, Hop Along) and Ryan Shwabe (The Districts, Ellie Goulding, Hop Along) with mixing and mastering.
Creatures showcases a band drawing heavy inspiration from bands like Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age, and Bloc Party. The album delivers a pleasant haunting feeling that you get from Caiola’s crisp vocal delivery, accompanied by excellent musicianship. If you’re looking for music to listen to on late night car rides, Mo Lowda and the Humble have given you an excellent choice with Creatures.
The band shines in different ways throughout the album, which is an admirable accomplishment. There are times when Caiola will lead the way with his vocals, but that’s not always the case. Take for example, “Piece of the Pie,” where it is Caiola’s guitar work and the drum work done by Shane Woods that leads the way. “Card Shark” is lead by Jeff Lucci on bass throughout, and serves as an effective tone-setter throughout the rest of the album.
Mo Lowda and the Humble are currently on a lengthy tour bringing their energetic live shows cross-country, and will probably be near you soon. You can find our exclusive stream of the album below, and if you like what you hear, you can pick up your tickets here.
3/13 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
3/14 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
3/15 – Pueblo, CO @ Brues Ale House
3/16 – Laporte, CO @ Swing Station
3/17 – Denver, CO @ The Black Buzzard
3/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
3/21 – St Louis, MO @ Atomic Cowboy
3/22 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl
3/23 – Chicago, IL @ Tonic Room
3/24 – Kimberly, WI @ Best of the Mile
3/26 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
3/27 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
3/29 – Indianapolis, IN @ Fountain Square
3/30 – Knoxville, TN @ Scruffy City
3/31 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
4/5 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East (Album Release Show)
4/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (Album Release Show)
4/12 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
4/17 – Charleston, SC @ The Royal American
4/19 – Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
4/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
4/21 – Athens, GA @ UGA
4/24 – Charleston, SC @ The Royal American
4/25 – Tupelo, MS @ Blue Canoe
4/26 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Marry’s
5/1 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
5/2 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s**
5/3 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Executive Surf Club
5/4 – San Marcos, TX @ Kiva Lounge
5/5 – Alexandria, LA @ River Fête
5/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry (Album Release Show)
5/14 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups*
5/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Funhouse*
5/17 – Washington D.C. @ DC9