Wrinkle Neck Mules
Posted on April 2, 2014
Although we have made a mild attempt to keep our endeavors separate, we feel it’s time to officially fess up. Yes. It’s true. Howler Brothers' founders Chase Heard, Andy Stepanian, and Mason Brent are 3/5ths of the band Wrinkle Neck Mules.
For those of you familiar with Wrinkle Neck Mules, you know this has been a long-term affair. In fact, the band formed circa Halloween 1999 on a porch at our alma mater, The University of Virginia. Over the next 14+ years, we released 5 albums, played hundreds of shows all over the US, UK, and beyond, and established enough of a cult following to keep the dream alive and grinding. Some of you may have even heard us without even knowing—one of our songs called “Central Daylight Time” is featured in an ad for Geico that is currently in heavy rotation. Yes, the one with the lizard dancing in a Texas dancehall. See it for yourself.
It’s safe to say there would be no Howler Brothers without Wrinkle Neck Mules. The band is the baseline of our bond as friends and the cornerstone of our creative relationship. If you can drive around for weeks at a time together in a van and sleep five dudes in one hotel room without killing each other, then nothing seems impossible. Plus, after you’ve been a full-time touring musician for many years, no one thinks you’re insane when you tell them you’re starting a clothing company completely from scratch. It seems like a flight to stability by comparison.
To give those of you that aren’t familiar with the band a little taste, we’re giving away a 15 song free sampler of tunes from our first 5 albums. The song list was put together, for the most part, by our fans so you can blame them if your favorite jam isn’t on here. Click here and go download.
All our full length records are available on Lower 40 Records in the US and Blue Rose Records in Europe. You can find them at iTunes, Amazon, or WrinkleNeckMules.com. And of course, you can friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
We’ll be back in studio this April and May working on our 6th album. Stay tuned. Viva Los Mules.