Tempe, AZ-based indie rock outfit Gospel Claws was formed in 2007 by guitarist/vocalist and founding member of rootsy indie rockers Dear and the Headlights, Joel Marquard, vocalist/keyboardist Sloan Walters, guitarist Wesley Hilsabeck, bassist John Mulhern, and drummer Scott Hall. The band’s soulful, earthy blend of bluesy indie rock and wild, desert folk has drawn comparisons to everyone from Fleet Foxes and Delta Spirit to Local Natives and the Black Keys. Gospel Claws’ eponymous debut EP appeared in 2010.
~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi
Gospel Claws debut LP is going to be released on October 26th, 2010
Praise for C-L-A-W-S:
This is gospel, because even their summer teenage party song sounds righteous, monumental, and holy. This is remarkable complex indie pop that makes you want to convert to whatever church or cult they are running. - roctober.com