weird looks

by Owen Steel

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"How'd things get so crooked, backwards and wicked?"

Considering the times, a pertinent line among this somewhat indolent, hiss happy, living room jangle by O and company.

A song of contrasts, 'weird looks' makes no attempt to break barriers sonic-ally or structurally, however, it's the minor details within the lyrics that aim to resound. Slightly sardonic in tone, Owen sets up a combination of miniature scenes that may confound the listener, yet are codes to be cracked should one try.

Ending with a question but no answer, a horn is cued - Perhaps a call to action?

Read more @ www.theeastmag.com/2017/02/03/new-music-owen-steel-releases-single-weird-looks/

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lyrics

While he was riding horses / She was in the pigpen / Carefully sorting thru her curses and her blessings / Chewing on some grass / drinking a juice box / No matter what you say to her that kid ain't gonna talk / She got her good looks from all of the weird shit that she done / Ain't that disgusting / Isn't that something / Wishing on a starfish / Living by the ocean / Fishing for our breakfast when the sun comes up each morning / Cackle at the birdies / Whistle with the seagulls / Measure what we're worth by hating other people / We got our good looks from all of the weird shit that we done / Ain't that disgusting / But all of the good things we done / They got so many weird looks / How'd things get so crooked, backwards and wicked?

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credits

released February 3, 2017
Written by Owen Dacombe Steel

Owen: guitars / drums / bass / vox ^

Charles Bicari: synthesizers *

Blanche Moisan Methe: trumpet *

Scott Mallory kept the vibe easy.

Recorded (mostly) to Tascam 424 by Willow Bell ^
& Charles Bicari * @ 411 Belanger /
10 Rue Des Pins, Montreal, Quebec,
December 2016.

Mixed by Bill

C & P Owen Steel 2017 (SOCAN)

Drawing: Rien Poortvliet

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Owen Steel

Tied to curiosities such as wild animals, time travel, hobos, food, and lust,
O sings his way through an assortment of idiosyncratic garage / folk material, occasionally
popping up in random corners around the globe, making his way under the radar and into your (h)ear(t)
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