Third Solo Album by Juanita Stein of Howling Bells to be Released on October 23, 2020

Juanita Stein

By Anita Stewart, Managing Editor

Juanita Stein, the vocalist and guitarist for the Australian band, Howling Bells will be releasing her third solo recording in the US on October 23rd, 2020 through Handwritten Records. These songs are focused on a painful rite of passage, the death of her father, also a musician. So far she has released the videos for “Snapshot” and “L.O.T.F.” The first song is soft, baroque rock with ethereal, airy-type vocals. The second cut is more driving and hook filled rock and roll. Both are superb in terms of songwriting and production.

Her brother and band-mate in the Howling Bells, Joel Stein laid down the lead guitar tracks along with Evan Jenkins on drums and Jimi Wheelwright on bass and Ben Hillier producing. The album was recorded over a period of eight months at Agricultural Audio, not far from Juanita Stein’s home in Australia.

Juanita talks about the recording process: “This allowed me the time and distance I so craved. Ben was deeply concerned with allowing the songs to breathe and to take the right shape. We laid down all the defining guitar parts and vocals which were then beds for the band to come in and lay their parts on.” Check out the two released tracks below. The album is available for pre-order on the web right now. (CLICK HERE)

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