Freak Owls is the brainchild of New Yorker Josh Ricchio. Ricchio had spent many years as a member of a variety of bands and finally decided he wanted to form his own. He is the latest artist to try expressing himself musically under the umbrella of alt-country. This is their debut album and most of the acoustic songs on it are catchy and well arranged. It is easy to like these songs that are energetic, vibrant, layered, and filled with great harmonies. It is easy on the ear and works its way into your brain. You'll definitely find yourself humming the songs later. It is certainly an album you can put on while having some beer and burgers on your deck this summer with your friends. That kind of vibe. Much of it will remind you of Gnarls Barkley, The Beach Boys and Death Cab for Cutie.