UTG PREMIERE: The Native Howl – “Death Jam”

the native howl

Allow us to introduce Michigan folk-rock band, The Native Howl, a group of singer-songwriters and entrepreneurs that are busy carving out a local scene and chasing a dream.

Lead vocalists Alex Holycross and Jake Sawicki had been friends and musicians in the same area for several years before venturing into what would become The Native Howl. Early on, Sawicki was working a corporate job, spending evenings writing music. Holycross on the other hand was busy starting up a recording studio in Leonard, MI, which he and The Native Howl team currently manage.

When the group began working together they first revamped Holycross’s studio. While wrapping up renovations they began to record their first songs as The Native Howl, for what would become an EP called The Revolution’s Dead. The EP was released late in 2013 just as the guys announced the launch of a self-managed record label, Clean As Dirt Records, a home for friends in the scene as well as their own projects. One such project is a two-piece metal band of the same name fronted by Holycross.

Since forming, The Native Howl have begun to build a following in Metro Detroit by performing with talented acts from the surrounding areas. One such band includes Port Huron’s The Gasoline Gypsies, with whom The Native Howl are currently putting together a tour.

Somewhere between the long hours required to run a recording studio and record label, playing shows, and spending time with their families, the guys managed to find time to record The Native Howl’s first full-length record, Inukshuk, which arrives this Fall via Clean As Dirt Records.

In preparation for their new record, The Native Howl are currently streaming “Death Jam,” the first single from Inukshuk. The song is currently streaming on Spotify and available for purchase on iTunes.

Below, you can stream “Death Jam” exclusively on UTG, and don’t forget to stay tuned for future details on Inukshuk and all things Clean As Dirt.

You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.