WAITING FOR THE DAWN, the debut album from quintessential California band The Mowgli’s is available today on Photo Finish/Island Records.  Two nights later on June 20th, The Mowgli’s make their second appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  WAITING FOR DAWN was produced by longtime Mowgli’s collaborator Christian James-Hand, who also co-produced tracks with Sam Hollander (Gym Class Heroes, Neon Trees), Captain Cuts (Grouplove, Out Of Sight) and Jens Koerkemeier.  Click here to purchase the album - had an exclusive first listen stream of WAITING FOR THE DAWN yesterday and Paste Magazine recently premiered “The Great Divide” video – watch below.


The band also kicked off their “Be A Mowgli” campaign ( which encourages fans to promote positive change through their manifesto of loving everyone and random acts of kindness.  Users can submit photos and other multimedia showcasing what it means to “Be A Mowgli” to them and even call a number that the band is answering to talk about positivity and love.


The Mowgli’s are into a busy spring and summer schedule of major festival dates across the U.S. which has already taken in Edgefest in Dallas, Revelry in Madison, WI and Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN.  A dozen more festival dates include Summerfest (June 29th), Lollapalooza (August 4th) and Bumbershoot (September 1st).  These will be combined with headlining dates through May, June and July.  Tour dates have also been set for October with Walk The Moon.


The Mowgli’s comprise five childhood friends from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, augmented by 3 mid-western transplants: Michael Vincze (guitar, vocals), David Applebaum (keys), Spencer Trent (percussion), Josh Hogan (guitar, vocals), Andy Warren (drums), Katie Jayne Earl (vocals), Colin Dieden (guitar, vocals) and Matt Di Panni (bass).  Part ‘60s Laurel Canyon, part ‘70s Venice Beach, and part ‘10s Silverlake, the band and their harmonies are held together by a message of universal love, peace and the belief that the highest form of consciousness is achieved by togetherness and unity.  Inspired by the grind of Los Angeles, the magnetism of San Francisco, and the serenity of the Big Sur Coast, the songs of The Mowgli’s can be described as a joyous revival of rock and roll, a twisting indie-folk dance and a heartfelt protest ballad.  They have been known to slide from indie pop to country and a host of genres in between, evoking modern artists such as Fun., Grouplove, and Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, while their roots are firmly planted in the music of Neil Young, the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and Fleetwood Mac.


The Mowgli’s Tour Dates
***Mowgli’s headline date

(fest) indicates all fests

+ with Walk The Moon


June 22 – Denver, CO – KTCL Westword Music Showcase (fest)
June 24 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s ***
June 25 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry ***

June 26 – Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Center for the Arts ***
June 27 – Green Bay, WI – Meyer Theatre ***
June 29 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest (fest)

June 30 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache ***
July 2 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club ***
July 4 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun ***
July 5 – Providence, RI – WBRU Summer Concert Series ***
July 6 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall ***
July 9 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ***
July 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts – WRFF Presents ***
July 13 – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Festival (fest)
July 14 – Chicago, IL – Taste of Chicago (fest)
July 17 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley ***

July 19 – Tulsa, OK – Center of The Universe Festival (fest)
July 27 – Honolulu, HI – The Republik ***
August 1 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (fest)
August 2 – Chicago, IL – Official Lollapalooza After Show @ DoubleDoor *** 
August 4 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza (fest)

August 17 – Detroit, MI – MoPop Festival (fest)

August 31 – West Vancouver, BC – Ambelside Park (fest)

September 1 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot 2013 (fest)

September 7/8 – St. Louis, MO – LOUFEST (fest)

October 7 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s +
October 15 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto +

October 16 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory +
October 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency +
October 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern +
October 21 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom  +
October 24 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory +

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June 19, 2013 8:00am ET by Universal Music UK   Comments (0)

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