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PREMIERE: Stream "Big Red Moon," Howlin Rain's First Single from 'Mansion Songs'

The San Francisco band is back to cleanse your soul.

Photo Credit: Alissa Anderson

San Francisco's Howlin Rain—and lead singer Ethan Miller's fantastic beard—are back. Below, Noisey is happy to premiere the group's first single "Big Red Moon" from their upcoming record Mansion Songs. The sound echoes their decade long career—classic, blues-focused Americana—and feels a bit soul-cleansing, with Miller's scratchy voice leading the purge. “When I began this record, I most certainly hadn't given up, but I was in a dark and trying place,” he says. “I wanted the album to reflect a dignified despair. Often times that's what art is; elegant sorrow, pushing through despair with some kind of dignity, in search of a reasonable justification of life.” Stream "Big Red Moon" below, and cop Mansion Songs in January 2015 via Easy Sound. #whiskey