The Howling West Is the BJ & Migs Loud and Local Band of the Week

The Howling West

The Howling West was created by bassist and songwriter Claudio Vincelli in 2018 and went through many iterations before being joined by guitarist Alex Gamble and drummer David Dusseault in January of 2020. By then, the group quickly found themselves facing the challenge of operating during the coronavirus pandemic. With all shows being cancelled, the band began furiously writing new material. In less than a year, The Howling West released three bombshell EP's, each recorded at Seattle's own London Bridge Studio. Through the writing process, the trio discovered a shared musical sensibility, and an affinity for thunderous riffs, complex rhythms, and rich harmonies. The group's title invokes a howling cry for help on behalf of western culture, reinforced by lyrics that highlight a sense of division, disillusionment, and personal struggle through an indifferent world. Despite the weighty sentiment, we can assure you the music is quite fun!