Los Angeles-based alternative rock band the Mowgli's were recently the featured guests at 98.7-FM's Penthouse, an exclusive concert series hosted by Los Angeles-based radio station KYSR-FM at the historic Hollywood Tower in Hollywood, Calif. Before an intimate crowd, the Mowgli's performed a set featuring tracks from their latest EP, Love's Not Dead," including "San Francisco," "The Great Divide" and "Slowly, Slowly."
Prior to the performance, the Mowgli's participated in an exclusive interview with GRAMMY.com and discussed writing "San Francisco," interacting with their fans through social media and Love's Not Dead, among other topics.
"I think there was a time towards the late '60s when there was something really magical happening and the world was starting to actually fall in love, and then it sort of got lost," said vocalist/guitarist Michael Vincze. "For me, part of what Love's Not Dead means is that we're reawakening this thing inside of us that we all know about [and] that we all kind of believe is possible."
The group includes Vincze, Dave Appelbaum (keyboards), Colin Louis Dieden (percussion), Matthew Di Panni (bass), Katie Jayne Earl (percussion), Josh Hogan (guitar), Spencer Trent (guitar), and Andy Warren (drums). Inspired by the likes of the Beach Boys, Fun., Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Neil Young, the band describes their sound as a "joyous revival of rock n' roll, a twisting indie-folk dance and a heartfelt protest ballad."
In May 2012 the Mowgli's released their debut album Sound The Drum, which featured the tracks "Hi Hey There Hello" and "Colin's Song." They followed in October with the five-track EP Love's Not Dead. The EP peaked at No. 24 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and includes the track "San Francisco," which reached No. 27 on Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The Mowgli's are scheduled to perform at the South by Southwest festival on March 15 and will continue touring in the United States, with dates scheduled through July.