Heed the War Cry

Hooka Hey songwriter and front man Hugo de Saint Quentin recently acknowledged during a Studio 1A interview that a few people had commented on the darker tones of his band’s latest release, War Cry. He insists, though, that it’s not necessarily a dark album – or…dark-themed, if you will. Meaning the overall mood of their new 6-track recording wasn’t about staring into the gaping abyss with no hope. Nothing as dramatic as that. Yet somewhere along the way, since relocating from Paris to Austin in 2013, de Saint Quentin’s brand of guitar-drenched rock has been described as a smoky “Transylvanian Voodoo” sound that surely harbored some darkish elements woven throughout the tapestry. Fair enough. The bottom line: It’s rock. Bring it.

No worries. Hooka Hey’s totally bringing it to their LP release show tonight at The Parish, 214 E. 6th St., with a killer bill including A. Sinclair, Buenos Diaz, and A.M. Feelgood. Doors open 8 p.m. Get you some. Recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

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