• February 12, 2013

In the store | Crow44 - Self Titled

12-inch EP, tip-on jacket.

Aesthetically wedged somewhere between the de-tuned surf breeze, lo-fi jams of Ariel Pink, and New Age sits Desmond Pierce, aka Crow44.

This mild mannered North Yorkshire resident has been steadily cranking out jam after jam on his antiquated PC for the last decade or so. Having begun his musical career in a John Barry and Yardbirds inspired rock outfit in Britain’s swinging 60s, his music has mellowed over the years to something altogether sublime, centered around smooth Korg M1 chords, jazzy synth riffs, drum machines, and his undying devotion to the Egyptian goddess Isis.

James Pants discovered Crow 44, he says, "while on the hunt for vampire music," and brought it to Stones Throw's Peanut Butter Wolf.  After soaking in over 25 albums of his material, the favorite cuts were selected for this self-titled EP release, Crow 44 - a name derived from his his favorite Native American tribe and a random number to secure an email address.