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Howlin’ Rain, the project of Oakland’s Ethan Miller, just shared “Big Red Moon”, the first single from his forthcoming LP Mansion Songs. With an a capella intro leading into a prominent slide guitar, Miller channels his inner-Seger (in a good way), making “Big Red Moon” feel like it was made for the highway. Despite the wide-open feel, Miller says the album was “brewed up in a basement studio where Chinatown, North Beach and the Financial District meet at a street corner in SF far from the concerns of album sales and marketing.”

You can preorder Mansion Songs from Easy Sound, and listen to Big Red Moon below, followed by a trailer for the album featuring shots of the neighborhood near to where the album was “brewed up”.