While San Francisco’s own Owl Paws has been touring the country in support of their debut album Reservoir and ramping up for the release of a new EP titled Smoke Rings & Diamonds, they made time for a special compilation from LMSFN called Group Effort Volume 1.
The album features Owl Paws and more Bay Area bands, including: Mall Walk, Buddies, Toner, Pardoner, Dick Stusso, Never Young, Jay Som, Baus, Plush, and Crush. The musicians deliver a stellar set of covers, from Fleetwood Mac to Prince and No Doubt, with Owl Paws closing out the record with their raw, spot-on cover of Mazzy Star’s classic “Fade Into You.”
The compilation was recorded by Grace Coleman and mixed by Sean Paulson at Different Fur Studios, after each of the bands got four hours to capture their tune on a Tascam 8 track recorder. Watch Owl Paws explore the city they call home with the video premiere of “Fade Into You” below and see them live at Noise Pop opening up for Tennis later this month.