Artist of the Week: The Mowgli’s

The Mowgli'sWERS is featuring eight-piece, California-based collective The Mowgli’s as our Artist of the Week!

Named after a character from The Jungle Book, The Mowgli’s are a band whose consistently dense harmonies and collaborative songwriting process demonstrate an intense belief in community, unity, and universal love. Their belief in the unifying power of music is so strong that, rather than having a separate name for their fans like The Greatful Dead (“Deadheads”) and The Who (“Whooligans”), the Mowgli’s call their fans Mowgli’s as well in a gesture that suggests everyone is part of the musical experience. They even encourage their fans to spread the band’s idealistic message of love and togetherness through random acts of kindness, and honor those who make the biggest difference by naming a new “Mowgli of the Week” every week. At this rate the Mowgli’s could  become to the 21st century what peace-loving hippies were to the 20th century.

The Mowgli’s released their major label debut, Waiting for the Dawn, last month after months of touring with bands like Youngblood Hawke and Family of the Year. If features most of the songs from their first self-released album, Sound the Drums, including the super-catchy lead single and top 15 Alternative hit, “San Francisco.” They will be wrapping up the week with a headlining show at the Brighton Music Hall this Saturday, July 6th. I’ll be going there personally and will prepare a concert review for you here only on 88.9 WERS!

By Bond Collard

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