Barn Owl are from San Francisco, where the weather's breezy and gorgeous 90 percent of the year for segments of the day. The band's single "Turiya" sounds like it was recorded for the scorched earth of the Central Valley, the land Steinback wrote of, where green landscape is exchanged for a golden expanse of dead grasslands. Barn Owl are playing to the settling of dust after a dry wind storm has discouraged human and animal life to shelter. It's an unforgiving sound that will evaporate the water from your above ground pool.
Bar Owl's Lost In The Glare is out now on Thrill Jockey.