Weird Owl, the Brooklyn band that creates music by ''searching out the convergence of the imagination, poetry and sound,'' will release its sophomore album Build Your Beast a Fire
on July 26th. Weird Owl's sound comes from several ages at once. Most obviously, the band is rooted in 60's psychedelia, but there's also a strong surge of 70's rock puching through much of its music. Influences of blues and Americana can be found in the slide guitar playing and yet there are heavy songs throbbing with reverb-drenched guitar, but still possessing a Crazy Horse like back-to-the-land feel. Hypnotic and spell-binding, the band presents a truly rich, spiritually minded psychedelic experience; this is pastoral-prog, where mood trump volume. The band's sound has been referred to as ''a sonic mind fog''