Alternative Rock’s positivity torchbearers The Mowgli’s have released the effervescent first single “Hard to Love,” from their forthcoming EP American Feelings out March 1. The song – and the EP in general – hit on themes of human connection in a world that is simultaneously more interconnected and fragmented daily.
Since their early days as a 10+ member collective in Venice Beach, California The Mowgli’s have been writing songs that ooze and illicit joy, including their break out hit “San Francisco,” that brought them national attention and cemented the band as indie-rockers with purpose and a message. Two subsequent albums and an independent EP have captured an ever-growing fanbase drawn to their feel-good anthems. As the band has grown as individuals they’ve found a balance of mixing their uplifting writing with songs that give insight into the trials of a working band, as well as growing up in general. This was captured perfectly in their anthemic hit “Kansas City” from 2018’s I Was Starting To Wonder EP.
The new record shifts gears, focusing on what it’s like to be a young person in America. It speaks to insecurities, relationships, communication both synthetic and genuine, and the lack thereof. “‘Hard To Love’ is about struggling with the feeling of being complicated when people just want things to be easy,” says Colin Dieden. “Learning to let go of the guilt and accept the complexities about yourself that make you who you are, no matter how difficult. It is a song about love and a song about refusing to settle.”
“Being a person is hard, and we’re all just trying to be people here,” adds Josh Hogan. “American Feelings honors that – it’s a well-rounded taste of us, The Mowgli’s. It’s our best work yet, and we’re extremely proud of it.”
The band, slightly smaller than their inception is now comprised of singer/guitarists Colin Dieden & Josh Hogan, singer Katie Jayne Earl, drummer Andy Warren, keys player David Appelbaum and Matt Di Panni on bass. The release of their first major-label LP Waiting For The Dawn in 2013 saw immediate success with the hit single “San Francisco” and the band quickly found themselves playing to sold-out crowds in clubs around the U.S. and inundated by requests for press, sponsorships, and partnerships. The band’s music has accumulated 250 Million streams and counting, and they’ve graced the stages of major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, ACL, Firefly, Osheaga, Arroyo Seco, BottleRock, Bumbershoot and more.
The Mowgli’s will be playing songs from American Feelings live this winter on a co-headlining tour with Jukebox The Ghost.
The Mowgli’s Co-headliner Tour Dates w/Jukebox The Ghost:
2/26 @ Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC
2/27 @ Terminal West in Atlanta, GA
3/1 @ Granada Theatre in Dallas, TX
3/2 @ Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin, TX
3/5 @ Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ
3/6 @ Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
3/7 @ August Hall in San Francisco, CA
3/9 @ Neptune in Seattle, WA
3/10 @ Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR
3/12 @ The Shredder in Boise, ID
3/13 @ The Complex in Salt Lake City, UT
3/15 @ Keggs & Eggs in Denver, CO
3/16 @ The Truman in Kansas City, MO
3/18 @ Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
3/19 @ Turner Hall in Milwaukee, WI
3/20 @ Metro in Chicago, IL
3/21 @ El Club in Detroit, MI
3/22 @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern in Cleveland, OH
3/23 @ Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH
3/24 @ Mr. Small’s Fun House in Millvale, PA
3/26 @ The Haunt in Ithaca, NY
3/27 @ Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY
3/28 @ Royale in Boston, MA
3/29 @ Higher Ground in Burlington, VT
3/30 @ The Met in Providence, RI