Blue Moon Marquee are ready to howl on their blazing new single and video Hound Dog On A Chain — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A harmonic synthesis of blues, jazz, rock ’n’ roll, and swing, the latest single comes from the Cowichan Valley, B.C. band’s upcoming fifth studio album Scream, Holler & Howl, a sophisticated set that instantly transports listeners to places of sonic wonder.
A pulsating track dripping with equal parts style and substance — not to mention plenty of bark and bite — the song features emotive vocals by Badlands Jazz (aka Jasmine Colette), guitar hoodoo by A.W. Cardinal and a Hammond solo from the supremely talented Darcy Phillips (Jann Arden). As approachable as the new single is, Hound Dog On A Chain is about the systems of oppression that continue to drive society further from happiness.
“Wake up to the realization that people have the power,” Jazz and Cardinal say. We need to believe in that power and to believe in the people. The chain is taut. This hound dog is about to bust loose.”
The single is accompanied by a provocative black and white video that visualizes the detached world we’re reeling through. Utilizing dazzling choreography and interpretive dance, the clip was produced by Studio 549 and filmed on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples.
Scream, Holler & Howl showcases the exceptional talent of some of Canada’s finest musicians. Co-produced by the legendary Duke Robillard (Fabulous Thunderbirds / Roomful of Blues), the album also features the musical stylings of Jerry Cook (Colin James) on tenor and baritone saxophone.