Crossed Paths is The Band Oslo Snowe’s second and most recent album (scheduled for release January 2018). The band stays the course with this Adult Oriented Indie-Rock / American Folk-Rock small package of story-songs. And is a good faith effort to match last year’s debut EP that featured the well-received tracks, “Don’t Hand Me The Blues” and “Pray For Levi”.
Crossed Paths is full of song-scene imagery highlighted by the noirish composition “Ain’t Goin’ Back” described as being for people of “wide ranging lyric interests”. The song features some unconventional instrument textures accompanied by dark film noir embellishments in the tunes storyline: “…Steal away in the night, take the Angel’s Flight once more…”
“Free Cuts Both Ways” and “Tomorrow” are both silver-lined twisted tales of relationships gone wrong; “Rain, Rain, Rain” is an effervescent homage to rainbows and dreams of better days. The band is composed of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, Ace Chilhaus, Meg Hinton, Corey Newman, Caleb Olson, and songwriter producer, Dennis Morgan.
The Band Oslo Snowe’s debut EP was release in October 2016. The band is composed of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Ace Chilhaus, Corey Newman, Kaleb O., and Meg Hinton. Band vocalists Ace Chilhaus and Corey Newman both grew up in households that played lots of music from the 70's and 80's including antiwar protest songs from the 60's. What they both share in common from many of their favorite singer-songwriters of those years is the raw energy the artists brought to a vocal treatment. In other words--the boys like to keep the raw quality to their voices.
The band’s music is mostly categorized as indie-rock, indie-pop, indie acoustic, and genre crossing rock-EDM. “Don’t Hand Me The Blues” has an easy going coffeehouse vibe that’s about the breaking point in a relationship. The indie-pop “Round For Round” has a whimsical prizefighting angle that champions the act of standing up for yourself or pushing back against bullying. “Pray For Levi” represents the softer side of indie-pop with a sense of deep sorrow and loss sung from the prospective of a grieving brother’s lingering anger over anti-war anti-military protesters targeting those in the service (many of whom were draftees) during the Vietnam era. “There’s Something You Got” showcases a guitar riff-banging thumper that’s part rock, part electro.