The release of Crown Lands self-titled debut album, produced by six-time Grammy winner Dave Cobb, marks the arrival of a major new force.
Raised in Southwestern Ontario, Comeau (guitar, bass and keys) and Cody Bowles (vocals and drums) bring together a range of influences from folk and blues to psychedelic to prog rock and, drawing on their own intense personal chemistry, create something unique and startlingly fresh.
In 2016, Crown Lands released their first EP. The group have opened for Jack White, Coheed and Cambria, Primus, and Rival Sons.
The group’s name is indicative of their substantial ambitions; “Crown Land” is territorial area belonging to the monarch—or, as Bowles (whose own heritage is half Mi’kmaq, an indigenous tribe from Nova Scotia) puts it, “Crown Land is stolen land and we are reclaiming it.”
The Raven's Jacob Leblanc spoke with Kevin and Cody from Crown Lands