For those who aren’t sitting in the dentist’s chair—you probably would like it. The Sowashes sound like a chilled-out, Asperger’s syndrome-laden version of the Hold Steady, with a tiny bit of alt-country mixed in for good measure.
“We all kind of like music from 15 years ago,” the frontman said, adding, “We’re not blog rock.”
Trying to describe his approach to writing, Sowash said his songs “usually wind up being about mundane things in my life. I usually try to bring out the funny in them.”
His songwriting advice, in a nutshell: “Write what you know, like being infatuated with Stevie Nicks at a young age.”