Inspector Owl

By • Oct 1st, 2009 • Category: Band Bios

inspector-owlCorey Wills is a man who knows what he wants. Since his dance-rock ensemble’s conception in the early half of the decade, the oft-bearded and bespectacled leader of this Chicago outfit has kept that sonic mindset. Although the 27-year-old also splits time as the effects whiz in Chicago buzz band Kid, You’ll Move Mountains, Wills’ baby remains Inspector Owl. When the group started out as a duo, it was Wills who layered his thumping loops under swirling riffs. When the lineup increased to a trio, and then to a quintet, it was Wills who pushed for consistency. And now, with its latest 5-piece roster and a new album in the mix, it’s Wills who remains Inspector Owl’s visionary. Alongside drummer Jesse Fisher and with onetime bassist Jason Thompson back in the fold, this new IO is as rock-savvy as it is dance happy — just the way Wills likes it.

Chicago Innerview, October 2009

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