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The McGowan Family Band / Press

“Known nearly as much for the beards and curly hair as for their psychedelic folk-rock prowess, it should come as no surprise that the band fronted by the McGowan brothers, aptly named the McGowan Family Band, will be releasing the first EP in a planned trilogy this Sunday, entitled Psychedelic Tales of the Lawn Gnomes Vol. 1. “It’s really fun, a concept album. We all got into character and we’re all gonna dress up as lawn gnomes,” laughs Mark McGowan of the band’s plan for the release party to celebrate not only the fact the group’s members happen to look like the garden-dwelling statues, but also the band’s trippy subject matter. “It’s really psychedelic- you know lawn gnomes, mushrooms, a lot of plant life, that’s a big part of our music so we thought we’d bring that out in a fun way.” McGowan, who just became a father for the first time, is especially excited for the release because it will be dedicated to his newborn son.”