On Being An Angel - Playin' It Cool

  • On Being An Angel - Playin' It Cool
  • On Being An Angel - Playin' It Cool
  • On Being An Angel - Playin' It Cool
  • On Being An Angel - Playin' It Cool

Catalog Number: ALR-0065
Release Date: 11/03/2023

Track List:

  1. Playin It Cool
  2. Hard Luck Woman

Austin's On Being An Angel delivers with this fantastic 7" single featuring a brand new original "Playin' It Cool," and a cover of the KISS classic "Hard Luck Woman." Be sure to grab this one, only 500 copies pressed!

Praise for the new single:

"On Being an Angel transforms Peter Criss-via-Paul Stanley's soft rock love song into a power pop anthem." -The Austin Chronicle

"A joyous collision of pop melodies and fuzzy guitars, reminiscent of the bubble-grunge era that defined the 90s." -Eat This Music

"On Being an Angel blends pop melodies with fuzzy guitars and driving beats that bring to mind the bubble grunge era of the 90s." -Buzz Slayers

"With subdued guitars and a sonority that takes us back to the first half of the 90s, with a twelve vocal, everything here is balanced in an unpretentious and sublime way." -Metal Junkbox

"[Playin It Cool] features steady drum patterns and fuzzy guitar echoes. While it can be quite dynamic, it never loses its melodic quality. The vocals are perfectly integrated into the background." -Lefuturewave

"[On Being An Angel] truly exude a “cool” in their sound, and play it with an unflashy zeal." -The Indy Review

"An incredibly effervescent and tuneful number." -Grotesqualizer

“Playin’ it Cool opens with Nick Flitton’s guitar recalling the clear tone of Leslie West’s style before the song transitions into a Letters to Cleo/Cranberries-like alternative rock sound, propelled by Paige Applin’s engaging vocals. The flip side is a bouncy cover of KISS’ 1977 Top 40 hit single “Hard Luck Woman,” which Paul Stanley wrote with Rod Stewart’s rasp in mind, and here is given a smooth vocal treatment, a great match for the Austin quartet’s original composition on the A side." -Warren Kurtz (Goldmine Magazine)

"Playin' It Cool" and "Hard Luck Woman" were recorded live to analog tape on April 1, 2023 by Jason Morales at the BBQ Shack in Austin, TX.

Paige Applin: Guitar and Vocals
Nick Flitton: Guitar
Nolan Nevels: Bass
Carson Wilcox: Drums

Art and design by Paige Applin
Mastered by Sean Glonek at SRG studios
Lacquers cut by Scott Hull at Masterdisk
Records pressed at Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, OH