Over the past year, Angela Perley has earned comparisons to virtually every big-voiced, ass-kicking female of the 21st century, from Grace Potter to Kacey Musgraves. On her debut album, though, the Ohio native carves out her own space in rock & roll, crooning and snarling her way through rootsy songs about love, lust and life in the Midwest. She’s joined by the Howlin’ Moons, a group of guitar slingers and rhythm players who play like a raw, ragged roadhouse band. The album is called Hey Kid, and we think it’s pretty great.
“I hope that Hey Kid gets a lot of spins from listeners on road trips,” says the 20something frontwoman. “I see this record as a journey, and the songs are all connected in one way or another. There are little pieces of memories, dreams, love lost, love found, and life scattered everywhere in there.”
Stream the full album below, then follow Perley’s advice and hit the highway… preferably up to Ohio, where the band has been touring a lot these days.