Photo by: Jim Narcy

The deeply principled, forward-facing manner of Neil Hagerty’s The Howling Hex is of course based in the now-ancient ways of rock and roll alchemy — the modding-up of ethnic idioms from regional traditional American sounds and the refitting of those rhythms with expressions of new youth, reckless within the contemporary lifestyle. A system exists for the proliferation of this music; in part, that is why it is made — to be disseminated and to exist among the numerous other varieties; an option for the so-inclined.
The albums: The Best of the Howling Hex, Wilson Semiconductors, Earth Junk, Nightclub Version of the Eternal, 1-2-3, You Can’t Beat Tomorrow, All-Night Fox are available everywhere digitally now.