Heron and Crane
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Heron and Crane

Bowling Green, KY | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Bowling Green, KY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
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Brian Wilson’s haunted vocals articulated the solace and insanity that can fester inside one’s bedroom on The Beach Boys classic “In My Room.”

Heron and Crane, a Bowling Green, Ky alternative three-piece, echo a similar sentiment on their evocative, introspective new single “Drat”.

“Blank for days stuck inside my room with nothing to do / Are you surprised the static grows? A channel buzzing with snow,” Lead singer/guitarist Collin Hancock howls on the slow-burning track.

“Drat” proves to be somewhat anthemic in regards to the growing pains of small-town life.

“Everything I do feels so lame / Like I’m on cocaine stuck inside my room with nothing to do.”

Check out “Drat” (here: http://heronandcrane.bandcamp.com/releases ) and request it on Western Kentucky 91.7. by calling 270.681.7917.

Hancock on the band’s formation and sound: “We formed in 2014. The band consists of David Stites (Bass), Riley Finwood (Drums), and of course me (Guitar/Vocals). As far as our sound, we draw on The White Stripes, The Smiths, Alabama Shakes and Weezer. When it comes to lyricists, it doesn’t get much better than Mos Def, Conor Oberst and Robin Pecknold. And though our band doesn’t sound anything like Mos Def, Bright Eyes, or The Fleet Foxes, I’m definitely aiming for that sort of craftsmanship.”
Hancock said Heron and Crane’s debut will drop August 14 with in-store performance at Mellow Matt’s Music & More in Bowling Green.
“This album works more as a sampler of what we have to offer,” Hancock said. “There’s blues, rock and even a little folky murder ballad coming from some skiffle influence. We had a great recording experience with Scott Gardener, who did excellent work in producing this album. Getting in the studio helped us find our footing, and the next batch of songs promises to be representative of our growth and thematically centered.” - The Buzz


Still working on that hot first release.



Heron and Crane is a soul-squeezing rock trio out of Bowling Green, KY. The band is Collin Hancock (Guitar/Lead Vocals), David Stites (Bass/Backing Vocals) and Riley Finwood (Percussion). They're sound has been described as a blend between the likes of the Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys and Vampire Weekend. Heron and Crane released their first EP, Drat in August of 2015. The album was produced by Scott Gardner of Sleeper Agent, and was largely inspired by the lead singer's feelings of isolation and loss during his college years. The guitar riffs are both derived from roots rock and prog, heavily influenced by Alabama Shakes and The Fall of Troy, and in keeping with the spirit of those influences, Collin's vocals reach for Brittany Howard's range and intensity and Thomas Erak's wave-like melodies. David Stites' bass brings the band a driving post-rock thump reminiscent of Explosions in the Sky and RIley's drums lay down a funk groove similar in sound to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, creating a back line that forces you to dance.

Singles, "Vagabond" and "Drat" from the debut album Drat receive consistent air time on Revolution 91.7, D93 Bowling Green and 98.3 The Edge. The band made its first television appearance on WNKY in July of 2015, via an in-store performance at Mellow Matt's Music and More.

Heron and Crane has shared the stage with the likes of Sidewalk Chalk, Buffalo Rodeo, Repeat Repeat and Fat Box. They will be heading on their first tour, beginning April 20th with local apex predators Full FrontalSaurus.

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