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"Meaty riffs and snaking melodies honed into intelligent arrangements and blasted out with pummeling precision is the name of the game with Electric Hawk. " -Permanent Records
"Bombastic, gratuitously complicated instrumental rock " - Chicago Reader
Fire and smoke streaming across open water as the ship begins to sink into the sea. Nobody can say which particular act of negligence was the beginning, but as the waves crash against live cinder its conclusive that the end is near. Disaster floating beneath a still dusk. Only the gulls and barnacles will survive.
As the last three men alive prepare to meet their fate a pact is formed. Boatswain Mike Burns and Powder Monkey Graham McLaughlin lay guitars on deck and prepare for one last blaze of glory within the hand of doom. The ships' Cooper, a manchild called Noah Leger cobbles a crude kit of percussion instruments just in the nick of time. The white smoke and red embers taking charge as salty water comes crawling to swallow it all. Its not the fire, ultimately its the water. And as fate becomes fact the crushing riffage of Electric Hawk echoes across the sky, refracting from cave walls and across sandy beaches, making Great Whites puke in their mouths. The song is DIRTNAP and its Electric Hawk's last moment to shine. Its a good day to die.
" I was looking forward to seeing what they had to offer. I wasn’t disappointed; guitarist Mike Burns can bring the riffs—gloriously mathy, sludgy, psychedelic riffs—and his leads are pretty damn tasty, too."- Indy Metal Shows
"Electric Hawk delivered a solid album worthy of being mentioned among the ranks of Chicago’s instrumental elite such as Russian Circles and Pelican. As technical as some of the music gets, Electric Hawk knows how to keep the listener guessing while providing a simple formula – catchy riffs, thunderous bass, and pounding drums. "- Fecking Bahamas